Typotopografie is a magazine series by August Dreesbach Verlag that presents (typo)graphic excursions in various cities: special places, personalities, institutions or exhibitions related to typography, design and the art of printing in urban spaces.
Just in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019, the anniversary edition focuses on the city of Hamburg. Editorial designer and typographer Manuel Kreuzer counts on the appeal of two Typemates releases: the raw Halvar in combination with the expressive Bridge Head and Text.
In a reference to the Hamburg coat of arms, the tenth edition is designed with red as the main colour. Kreuzer gives each section of the 80-pages magazine a new visual impression, introducing the reader to the unique characteristics of the interview partners.
Our type foundry is among the interviewees. Partners Lisa and Nils are closely connected to Hamburg and designed Halvar, adding some local flavour to the typeface selection – even when the typographic star of the publication is Bridge, a design by Mona Franz (based in Munich, approximately 800km south of Hamburg) that started out as her graduation project for Type and Media in The Hague, Netherlands in 2018.