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Practice of Katharina Köhler with a collaborative approach speciallized in graphic and type design

Typography embodies language—the foundation of our society and culture. My design practice is situated at the intersection of type, typography and graphic design. In my approach to design, an awareness of the history and cultural context of type and typography plays a integral role.
Collaboration with others is an essential aspect of my practice. I am part of the collective and independent digital typefoundry Camelot Typefaces together with Maurice Göldner and Wolfgang Schwärzler. From 2017 to 2022 I was an active member of KV—Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig e. V. Since 2022 I am part of the board of open book society e. V. and, together with Jan Blessing and Andrea Tinnes, organized the Walter Tiemann Prize 2024 .


since 2022 — today
Lecturer in Type and Typography in the Design Fundamentals of the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

april 2020 — okt 2022
Interim professor in the department Communication Design at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design

okt 2015 — okt 2019
Artistic associate in the department Communication Design at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

Lectures (selection)

2021Hochschule der Künste Bern
2020Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (en)
2019écal / École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (en)
2018Bauhaus Universität Weimar
2016Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee (with Camelot Typefaces)
201526th International Poster and Graphic Design Festival Chaumont (with Spector Bureau) (en)
2014Typografische Gesellschaft München

Exhibitions (selection)

2023Sächsischer Staatspreis für Design
2022Tokyo TDC Annual Awards
2016Sächsischer Staatspreis für Design (with Camelot Typefaces)
201627th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno (with Camelot Typefaces)

Max-Beckmann-Str. 5
04109 Leipzig

I enjoy meeting new people. Please contact me at:

Katharina Köhler (she / her)
M +49 (0) 160 92 64 3366

Instagram @ka_tell

Website programmed by David Wahrenburg
Typeface Friedl in use by Camlot Typefaces