Every month, the Forward Magazine brings you a selection of musical gems hand-picked by friends, musicians, speakers of the Forward Festival, and many more. The 39th edition is a selection by type designer and artist Charlotte Rohde, who will be speaking at Forward Festival Berlin this September!


Charlotte Rohde’s (type-)designs are captivating and combine hyper-feminity, hydro-feminism and (self-)control. Like for most type designers, the way type looks is as important as the message itself. For her, typefaces are comparable to the human body: It is a tool and also the creation of both an athlete and a pop star. Playful but straight to the point, the artist has found a very distinctive and captivating visual language, which she not only brings to life with type but with art installations and characterful identites for various brands.



For our newest Press Forward edition, Charlotte Rohde confesses her love for (hyper-)pop and combines classics of the genre with some newfound anthems. Lady Gaga, Sia and Grimes are part of the playlist as well as Ms. Freebird Britney Spears, Charlie XCX and “All the things she said” by t.A.T.u. One banger after the next one guarantees good vibes from the first tune to the last one.



Find out more about Charlotte Rohde’s work and her artworks projects on her Instagram!