ABC Dinamo

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Dinamo is a Swiss-type design practice offering retail and bespoke typefaces, design software, research, and consultancy. Dinamo has spaces in Basel & Berlin, and satellite members in several locations more. They’ve recently published three self-initiated projects using variable font technology:, and the Whyte typeface family. Clients include Kunsthalle Zurich, SSENSE, Rimowa, Warp Records, Instagram, Instituto Svizzero, MIT Boston & Yale Architecture Press. Members of Dinamo are visiting teachers to various art academies and have been invited for workshops and lectures by educational institutions internationally.


In 2017, Dinamo was awarded the Swiss Design Award by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture. Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb are members of the AGI (Alliance Graphic Internationale).



Dinamo will talk about their variable way of working and the use of in-house design tools as a method to explore new aesthetics and the gestural potential of typefaces. As an example of Dinamo’s search for formats outside of type design itself, a small batch of currently being developed face filters will get premiered; masks on! For the business people amongst us, we’ll take a glimpse into 1 year of collected sales statistics, share never-spoken-about industry gossip and try to fortune-tell where all of this might be going.