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Dinamo is a Swiss type design agency offering retail and bespoke typefaces, design software, research, and consultancy. Founded in Basel, we operate via a network of satellite members across the globe, oscillating between commercial and cultural projects of varying scales. Members of Dinamo are visiting teachers at various art academies and have been invited to give workshops and lectures at a range of international institutions.

In 2017, Dinamo was awarded the Swiss Design Award by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture. In 2018, the foundry’s co-founders Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb became members of the AGI.


Our team collaborates from our studios in Basel and Berlin, or remotely.

Artists & Family

Over the years, we’ve built long-standing relationships with like-minded type designers and artists, who contribute not only to the daily work-life of our studio but also publish their fonts in our library.


We have a network of collaborators around the world, who we work and exchange ideas with on a regular basis.

Frequent Collaborators

Andrea Anner, Gianluca Alla, Studio ARD, Angelo Barbattini, Scott Barry, Sophia Becker, Malte Bentzen, Selina Bernet,, Shamma Buhazza, Simon Burgunder, Louis Brousseaud, Thibault Brevet, Anna Cairns, Vincent Chan, Curaprox, Studio Dumbar, Gustavo Ferreira, Damian Fopp, Alberto Guerra & Roberto Alesi & Alessandro Cacurri, Vladimir Ivanenko, Daniel Chessari, Frédéric Jaman, Risto Kujanpää, Zach Liebermann, Dan Solbach, Stink Studios, Florian Lamm & Jakob Kirch, Stefan Marx, Mirka Laura Severa, Maximage, Moonsick Gang, Rob Milne, Adeline Mollard & Katharina Reidy, Paul Mylecharane & Ziga Testen, Nayo Kim, Node Berlin/Oslo, Céline Odermatt, Laura Opsomer, OtherMeans, Sebastian Peter, HelloMe, Anja Kaiser & Jim Kühnel, Eloise Harris, Zweihundertkilo, Nejc Prah, Indrek Sirkel, Y-u-k-i-k-o, Living Systems
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Our Practice

We regularly work with a variety of companies and institutions, offering advice and solutions to decision-makers with whom we share a level of mutual-understanding. This is what we can contribute to the conversation:

  • Retail typefaces
  • Custom and bespoke typefaces
  • Creative direction
  • Logo and word mark consultancy
  • Apparel and physical products
  • Type design tools and plugins
  • 3D and AR typefaces
  • Workshops and lectures

Select Clients

  • Acqua di Parma
  • Bad Bonn Kilbi
  • On Running
  • GOAT
  • MCM Worldwide
  • Snøhetta
  • Cyprus Pavillon (Venice Biennial)
  • Dazed & Confused
  • Estonian Pavillon (Venice Biennial)
  • German Pavillon (Venice Biennial)
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Istituto Svizzero
  • International Olympic Committee
  • Kunsthalle Zürich
  • Manifesta 11
  • MIT Boston
  • Nike
  • Planet Mu/Knives
  • Re-Wire Festival
  • Rimowa
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Stedelijk Museum, Holland Festival
  • The Monthly
  • The Book Society Korea
  • Tumblr
  • Warp Records
  • Yale Architecture Press


Dinamo Usby Night Lecture

Teaching, Lectures, and Workshops