Verlegen im digitalen Zeitalter Studio analoges und digitales Publizieren _E-Mail: > *protected email* _Tel.: +49 (0) 201_183-3264 (dienstlich) Kurzlebenslauf Ralf de Jong, Jahrgang 1973, hat an der Kunsthochschule Kassel und an der Königlichen Akademie in Den Haag Visuelle Kommunikation studiert. Während seine … read more
Studio Director: Ralf De Jong
ABOUT THE STUDIO
Known as “Bauhaus of the West” (Bauhaus des Westens) in the 1920s, Folkwang University of the Arts has a long tradition in the area of typographical design. Folkwang professors like Max Burchartz and Willi Fleckhaus led the way: Buchartz for “Elermentary Typography” of the 1920s and Fleckhaus with the magazine “Twen” and his work with Suhrkamp publishing house in the 1960s. More recently, the typographist and book illustrator Volker Küster and the magazine designer and futurologist Peter Wippermann set benchmarks for Folkwang typography. Typographer and book illustrator Ralf de Jong has been teaching at Folkwang University of the Arts since 2005, dedicating his design and publication work to the change from analogue to digital typography and its repercussions.
This topic area is of high importance for Folkwang studies. Well equipped workshops underline this claim: The book bindery is headed up by certified bookbinder Heike Zobel, who specialised in innovative techniques in the area of artist books following her studies in Design Technology. Natascha Dell teaches typographic design at the digital workshop and experiments with digital techniques for the manufacture of high print types based on digitally designed drafts. The manual typesetting and high print workshop focuses specifically on the systematic expansion of existing poster script types. Screen printing offers further options for the integration of analogue and digital typographic approaches.
The three-year study course facilitates ongoing content and design work in complex projects – self-imposed tasks or projects with the support of cooperative partners from the spheres of culture, academia and industry. Projects in the past have included partnerships with the academic Gutenberg Society in Mainz, the German Bookbindery Museum in Mainz, and the Patmos Publishing Group in Stuttgart.