Type design is way more than passion: Typography is a foundation of precise and coherent communication.
From 2009 Jakob Runge has been fired by letters and type systems. After studying communication design at the University of applied sciences in Würzburg (BA) and then at Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel (MA), his master’s project was published as FF Franziska in 2014, and became a successful textface at FontFont.
A new dad, he works in Munich as an independent type and brand designer who specialises in developing typefaces and custom lettering for corporate and editorial design.
Alongside working in the design industry, Jakob is active in typographic education. Along with running numerous workshops at universities in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, he has been a lecturer for typography and type design at FH Münster from 2011.
Together with Nils Thomsen runs the Font Foundry TypeMates to create new retail fonts and custom font solutions.
VAT Reg No: DE294103379
Among others, worked with:
twotype design, Hamburg
Gestalten Verlag, Berlin
Kontext Kommunikation, Heidelberg
Anzinger Wüschner Rasp, München
PL Studio PietschLim
G+J Corporate Editors, Hamburg
The Hamptons Bay, München
Produce Me, Dresden
Famous Visual Services, Melbourne
Hagebau, baumarkt direkt GmbH, Hamburg
Lectures and teaching
Teaching at university of applied sciences Münster, Germany · since 2011
Speaker at TYPO Berlin 2015
Talk on »FF Franziska« and »Lenbach Grotesk« at tgm Munich · 2013, 2014
Talk »Slab & Serif« at Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design · 2013
Talk »Unscheinbare Zeichen« within series of lectures »Querschnitte« at faculty of architecture at university Bochum · 2012
Talk »Hüftschuss – mal daneben, mal ins Schwarze« at symposium »Typogravieh lebt #8« in Weimar · 2012
Tutorial of supplementary typography at Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design · 2011–2012
Technical and administrative assistance of »Spoleto Summer School« with Prof. Gertrud Nolte (FH Würzburg) in Umbria, Italy · 2010
Awards and Exhibitions
Honoured by Type Directors Club (TDC) for the typeface Harrison Serif
New York · 2018
Recognised in the annual Type Directors Club (TDC) competition for www.fffranziska.com (realization: FontFont. Content: Jakob Runge)
New York · 2015
Winner in CommArts Typography Annual 2015
Menlo Park, CA · 2015
Winner of Joseph Binder Award in the field of type design (Gold & Silver)
Wien · 2014
Awarded first Price in Student Type Design Competition 2013 of Fine Press Book Association
New York & London · 2013
Part of special exhibition »Call for Type. Neue Schriften« at Gutenberg-Museum
Mainz · 2013
Part of »Object Future« at Brunswick Street Gallery
Melbourne · 2013
Press and publications
Eassy and typefaces in »Yearbook of Type II« by Slanted Publishers, at Niggli Publishing
Sulgen · 2015 · ISBN 978-3721209426
»Neue Schriften. New Typefaces.« at Niggli Publishing
Sulgen · 2013 · ISBN 978-3721208924
»Yearbook of Type« at Niggli Publishing
Sulgen · 2013 · ISBN 978-3721208610
»Typodarium« of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 at Hermann Schmidt Mainz Publishing
»Typoversity« und »Typoversity 2« at Norman Beckmann publishing
Berlin · 2011, 2013 · ISBN 978-3939028253 & ISBN 978-3939028352
»GrAphorisms« by SHS Publishing
Rom · 2012
»PAGE«, issue December 2012
Hamburg · 2012
Featured in »Rang&Namen N°3« magazine
Weimar · 2012
Mannheim · 2012
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