A lot of work … but the fun kind!
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Workshops 2018 – part 1

Workshop at TYPO 2017 © Sebastian Weiß / Monotype

Dear friends and followers,

TYPO Berlin »Trigger« is not only about the main stage at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) – the massive auditorium where the crème de la crème of the international design scene presents its visions and ideas. It's also about 1,600 creatives gathering between Mai 17–19 each year from around the globe, networking, sharing hands-on knowledge, experimenting and taking action to create moments that trigger new ideas.

So, while we are busy working on the final schedule for all of our stages, established and new program sections, we already have a continuously growing list of workshops to look forward to. A lot of work … but the fun kind!

Your TYPO Berlin Team

The second subscription phase will end February 28. Tickets are limited.


Brush Lettering like a Pro with Chris Campe

Brush Lettering for those who are not only interested in alphabets, but are interested in the actual structure of letters. In this introductory workshop we will break down a brush script lettering style into a few basic strokes and reassemble letters out of them. Since all letters will be based on these few forms, the resulting alphabet almost automatically has a harmonious rhythm and look. Once the basics are covered, we're ready for free improvisation!

Chris Campe's design office All Things Letters specialises in type and creates everything with letters - books, covers, logos, illustrations, spaces and display windows. More info about Chris Campe here …


Brainstorming facilitation: alternative tools with Alejandro Masferrer

Co-creation and participatory processes are becoming a standard in the creative industry. It opens an excellent opportunity for teams and organisations that are ready to co-operate and think collectively. This workshop will let participants get hands-on with some practical facilitation methodologies specifically designed for the idea generation phase.

Alejandro is a creative strategist with an entrepreneurial spirit and a vast experience with teams and methodology. More info about Alejandro Masferrer here …


Type & Politics – Freeing Arabic Type from ideological connotations with Golnar Kat Rahmani

Unlike when spotting Chinese letters, the reaction of the observer looking at Arabic Type is emotionalised today. Our Goal in this workshop is to decrease those negative connotations practically by learning and understanding principles of Arabic type and creating graphics with it in an experimental way, ultimately adding curiosity, aesthetics, joy and intercultural friendship to its shattered image in society.

Golnar Kat Rahmani is an Iranian born and raised creative director and typography artist currently living in Berlin. More info about Golnar Kat Rahmani here …


How does it work?

Calligraphy workshop TYPO 2017 © Sebastian Weiß / Monotype

Calligraphy workshop TYPO 2017 © Sebastian Weiß / Monotype


Our workshops cannot be booked in advance and they operate on a 'first come, first serve' basis. We make sure to avoid hustle so that you can enjoy all of TYPO Berlin without long waiting times or annoying lines!


Confirmed Speaker 2018

Confirmed speaker

Bettina Andresen
Rita Braz
Chris Campe
Elizabeth C. Smith
Antonia Cornelius
Petra Dočekalová
Gerd Fleischmann
Saar Friedman
Andreas Frohloff
Golnar Kat Rahmani


Jonathan Key
Sonja Knecht
Charles Landry
Briar Levit
Alejandro Masferrer
Madeleine Morley
Jamie Neely
Toshi Omagari
Fidel Peugeot
Frank Rausch


Ulrike Rausch
Radek Sidun
Elliot Jay Stocks
Paul van der Laan
Hansje van Halem
Ed van Hinte
Frederik Wilken

... and many more.

Facilitators: Stephen Coles, Johannes Erler, Indra Kupferschmid, Kali Nikitas

The up-to-date speaker list on our website …


Pro: 549 €* (zzgl. 19 % MwSt.)
Student: 249 €* (inkl. 19 % MwSt.)
Group ticket: min. 5 people