High on TypeWorkshops and Talks 2019 in English

A festival bringing together professionals and amateurs of lettering, sign painting, calligraphy and type design. Three days of inspiration, fun and skillshare with international speakers, awesome workshops and general jamboree – this is Berlin Letters.

16–18 May 2019 at Colonia Nova, Berlin

The main festival language is German. But many lectures and workshops will also be held in English. The language gets clearly marked in the programme. There will be no live translation. So, who speaks both languages is most fortunate. And yes, you can book just a workshop.

Talks in English


Ivan Castro
Calligraphy, lettering and typography

Ivan Castro: I Was a Teenage Lettering Artist

Bernd Volmer
Type Designer

Bernd Volmer: How Our Creativity is Shaped by Our Tools

Anna T-Iron
Art & Design

Anna T-Iron: Jump and Run

Ged Palmer
Lettering Artist

Ged Palmer: A Journey in Sign Writing with Ged Palmer

Guido de Boer
Letter Artist & Graphic Designer

Guido de Boer: Process


Gayane Yerkanyan
Letter Artist

Gayane Yerkanyan: ERRORS 

Tom Koch (Film Screening) : When Better Letters met … Josef Samuel,
Vienna’s Last Signpainter

Tom Koch: Vienna’s Last Signpainter (Filmvorführung)

Chris Campe
All Things Letters

Chris Campe: Lettering Hacks

Martina Flor
Studio Martina Flor

Martina Flor: Wonder-making with Letters



Elena Albertoni: La Letterista, Font Designer & Sign Painter

Juliane Kownatzki: Studio Elm, Restorer & Sign Painter

»Bold & Gold – Hand Painted Signs and Other Curiosities«

Francis Chouquet
Lettering + Logo Design

Francis Chouquet: How Drawing Letters Everyday Changed my Life

Kimya Gandhi: MotaItalic
Type Designer

Kimya Gandhi: Looking at the Past, Present and Future of Type in India

High on Type
Letter Collective

High on Type: Calligraphy Performance

Workshops in Englisch

Friday: 17 May 2019, Zeit: 10–17 Uhr
Sign Painting mit Ged Palmer
Sprache: Englisch

Friday: 17 May 2019, Zeit: 10–13 Uhr
Playful Type Design without Computer mit High on Type
Sprache: Englisch

Friday: 17 May 2019, Time: 10–13 Uhr
Lettering at the Kitchen Workshop mit Ivan Castro
Sprache: Englisch

Saturday: 18. May 2019, Time: 10–17 Uhr
Glyphs*: Introduction to Type Design mit Sol Matas
Sprache: Englisch
*powered by Glyphs

Workshop in German and Englisch

Thursday 16. May 2019, Time: 10–17 Uhr
Hinterglasvergoldung (Reverse glass gilding), Elena Albertoni & Juliane Kownatzki
Language: German /Englisch


ab 250 €

pro Person

  • Jeden Tag ab 13:30
  • Jede Menge Vorträge
  • Jeden Abend Get-together


ab 120 €


  • Täglich mehrere Workshops
  • Kleine Gruppen persönlich betreut
  • Thematisch vielfältig


ab 220 €


  • Täglich nur 1 Workshop
  • Limitiert max. 16 Plätze
  • Intensive Stunden
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