Manfred Klein

Manfred Klein

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Just van Rossum

Just van Rossum

Just van Rossum (1966) studied Graphic and Typographic Design at the Royal Academy for Fine and Applied Arts in The Hague, Holland. Van Rossum started to collaborate with Erik van Blokland under the name LetTeRror in Berlin, while working at MetaDesign, Erik Spiekermann's design studio. After experimenting with computer programming in connection to type design, they came up with Beowolf, the first typeface with a mind of its own. It was released by FontShop in May, 1990. The radical approach of Beowolf caused a lot of publicity for LeTterRor, and of course fame and fortune. Some other...
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Manfred Klein lives in Frankfurt and for decades was a type setter and worked in advertising before he became involved in creating typefaces. Today he makes faces that are very much his own, with little influence from other people’s designs. These he does with all sorts of digital equipment: scanners, pressure sensitive graphic trays as well as misconfiguration filters in programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. On the side he also writes about type design in a variety of publications.