Main address
Faculty of Design
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Renatastraße 11 (Room HIWB_120)
31134 Hildesheim

Function

Visual Communication

Vita

Visual communication

 

1965

  • Born in Florence, Italy

1985 - 1990

  • ISIA Urbino, Diploma in Visual Communication

1991

  • MetaDesign, Berlin, Stage

1991 - 1992

  • Drews Design, Berlin, Designer

1992

  • First own font published at FontShop International

1992 - 1993

  • MetaDesign, Berlin, Designer

1994

  • xplicit, Frankfurt Main, Designer

1994 - 1996

  • more fonts published at Linotype

1994

  • Co-founder of Face2Face, indipendent font label

1994 - 1995

  • Homestudio, Berlin

1996

  • Co-founder of Fontology, indipendent font label

1995 - 1997

  • agorà information design, Berlin, Partner

1997 - 2005

  • Leonardi.Wollein Visual Concepts, Berlin, Partner

seit 2001

  • Country delegate of ATypI, Association Typographique International, for Italy

2002

  • Founding BuyMyFonts.com, Fontlabel and Online shop

since 2005

  • Lion&Bee, Berlin, Partner

Other activities

since 1994

  • Lectures at international design conferences
  • Publication of articles in national and international design and typography magazines
  • Publication of the books "From the cow to the typewriter: the (true) history of writing" (2004) and "A Line of Type. 120 years of typographic history" (2006)
  • Publication of the comic books "Mr. Typo and the lost letters" (2008) and "How passion ruins our lives" (2010).
  • Guest and substitute professor for corporate and information design at the HKD Burg Giebichenstein in Halle
  • Guest professor for typography at the HBK in Saarbrücken

since 2010

  • Professor for visual communication with focus on illustration at the HAWK in Hildesheim