nice to type (formerly übertype) is an independent type foundry based in Germany and Japan. Established by Gabriel Richter in 2017, nice to type designs and publishes high-quality typefaces for text and display with the focus on exceptional design and technical precision.
Gabriel Richter studied communication design at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences from 2010 till 2015. During this time, he became interest in typedesign right away during a workshop of Jakob Runge and Max Kostopoulos. After working on experimental typeprojects, Richter absolved an internship at FontShop International in 2013, where he developed a more detailed knowledge in typedesign, as well as all the things behind a typeface: Font production, hinting and font marketing. After his Bachelor project, in which he developed the grotesque Richter Grotesk (now called ’FF Infra‘, published at FontFont), he worked as freelancer in graphic design, and typedesign till he ultimately created nice to type (formerly übertype) in 2017. Since 2016 Richter teaches typedesign at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.
→ Gain → Krasz → Massimo Grafia → Neue Television → Takeoff
Andreas Uebele born in 1960, studied architecture
and urban planning at the University of Stuttgart, and art at the
Stuttgart State Academy of art and design. In 1996, he founded his own
visual communications agency in Stuttgart, and since 1998 has been a
professor for communications design at Düsseldorf University of Applied
Sciences. In the same year he became a member of forum Typografie.
Andreas Uebele has been a member of the Type Directors Club of New York
and of the Art Directors Club of New York since 2002. Since 2007 he has
been a member of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale, 2004 founder
and since 2013 advisory board member of AED and since 2009 a member of
the BDG, the Association of German Communication Designers. büro
uebele’s work is represented in DHUB Disseny Hub Barcelona, Stedelijk
Museum Amsterdam, the Chicago Athenaeum, the Museum of Modern Art
Toyama, the Museion-Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano and
Sammlung Grafikdesign Kunstbibliothek Staatliche Museen zu Berlin –
Preußischer Kulturbesitz. 2015 scholarship for practitioners at Villa
→ Krasz → Massimo Grafia
Yanik Hauschild born in 1989, graduated 2019 at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences with his studies of Communication Design (MA). 2017 he started his own design practice in Düsseldorf, working in various fields of graphic design with a strong focus on typography. He has been a member of büro uebele, Stuttgart, as well as Base Design, New York City, and a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation. His work is acknowledged with various awards, for instance by the ADC, DDC and Berliner Type. Four times he was shortlisted as Nominee of Best Newcomer by the German Design Council.
Klaus Richter, born in 1953, studied at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences under Helfried Hagenberg and Kurt Wolf from 1971 to 1975. The main focus of his studies was type design. The topic of the final thesis was the conception, design and implementation of an alphabet that was especially suitable for the black-and-white television of the time. An offshoot of the final project was the typeface Television. Richter went on to develop other experimental typefaces such as Laser, a stroke and dot system, and Cut, a typeface without ascenders and descenders. In 1978, he founded a design agency. For well-known national and international companies, he developed integrated corporate designs and created large-format annual calendars, posters and logos. In 1986, Richter also founded an advertising agency ‘schalten & walten’ that focused on the design of catalogs, advertising campaigns and the creative realization of annual reports from a wide variety of industries. From 2015 Klaus Richter concentrated mainly on photography and art. Today, the focus is mainly on metal music.
→ Neue Television