DINAMO is a Swiss design practise established by Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb. Based in Basel and Berlin, we’re interested in the overlap between graphic design production, bespoke or retail typefaces, technology and education, and how these things can translate into physical objects.
Next to offering retail typefaces, we have been commissioned to design exclusive alphabets in use for Kunsthalle Zurich (CH), Warp Records (UK), Elton John (US), Yale Architecture (US), Manifesta 11 (CH), Harvard Graduate School of Design (US), Universal Music (GER), IBA Thüringen (GER), Festival B:om (KR), Gagosian Gallery (US), Planet Mu/Knives (GER/UK), MIT (US), LayTheme (GER) or the German, Estonian and Cyprus Pavillions at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennial among others.
Johannes and Fabian are visiting teachers at the Estonian Academy of the Arts, Tallinn and regularly teach at UDK Berlin and University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen. They have been invited for workshops and lectures by educational institutions internationally.
University of the Arts, Karlsruhe
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Hochschule für Gestaltung Basel
Another Lecture #4 w/ Berton Hasebe
Parsons, New York
Cooper Union, New York
University of the Arts Düsseldorf
The Book Society, Seoul, Korea
PaTi, Seoul, Korea
University of the Arts Basel
University of the Arts Hamburg
University of the Arts Konstanz
FUBU, University of the Arts Zurich
AGI-Open Conference, Biel, Switzerland
Calm & Punk Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Grafill.no, Oslo, Norway
Reception of Reception, Humboldt Gallery
Estonian Academy of the Arts, Tallinn
Ten to Six, Bielefeld
Call for Type, Gutenberg Museum, Mainz
2017 Projektil Weimar
2017 Aix-en-Provence ECV
2016 Oslo, NO
2015 University of Arts Brno, CZ
2015 HyperWerk, Basel, CH
2015 Basel School of Design, CH
2015 Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, GER
2015 Fachhochschule Bielefeld, GER
2014 Fachhochschule Mainz, GER
2013 University of Arts Düsseldorf, GER
2014 Designforum Coburg, GER
2012 Fachhochschule Mainz, GER
2011 Fachhochschule Mainz, GER
Please don’t steal our typefaces and distribute them illegally.
Johannes is teaching type design at University of the Arts Berlin (UDK) and HfG Offenbach. Fabian is lecturing typography at the School of Design St. Gallen.
2014/15/16 Visiting Lecturer for Type Design, Bachelor & Master degree, Eesti Kunst Akadeemia, Tallinn, EE