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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.Members of Dinamo are visiting teachers at various art academies and have been invited to give workshops and lectures at an international roster of educational 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. Dinamo has released more than 20 typeface families to date, and continues to oscillate between commercial and cultural projects.


Our team works together on a day-to-day basis, either in our Basel and Berlin studio, or remotely.

Artists & Family

Since Dinamo first began, we’ve built long-standing relationships with like-minded type designers and artists. The people in our family often take on a double role, contributing not only to the daily work-life of the foundry but also publishing their self-initiated fonts in our library.


We have a host of collaborators that we work and exchange with on a regular basis.

Frequent Collaborators

(Past & Present:) 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, HelloMe, Anja Kaiser & Jim Kühnel, Eloise Harris, Zweihundertkilo, Nejc Prah, Indrek Sirkel, Y-u-k-i-k-o, Living Systems
Thank you ✨

Dinamo Website 3.0

In 2020 with the design of our new website, Dinamo’s brain power grew exponentially. Here’s to the team that made it happen.

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
    Take a look at our Custom section


“Bless our clients, who have trusted and commissioned us to design typefaces for their project spaces, corporations, and institutions.”
—No one

Acqua di Parma
Bad Bonn Kilbi
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
Planet Mu/Knives
Re-Wire Festival
San Francisco Symphony
Stedelijk Museum, Holland Festival
The Monthly
The Book Society Korea
Warp Records
Yale Architecture Press


Dinamo Usby Night Lecture

Teaching, Lectures, and Workshops


New positions will always be communicated here and/or on our social networks. We’re always looking for new collaborators to work with and prioritize applications by minority groups in type design and other creative fields.
Please write to


Klingelbergstrasse 11
4056 Basel
+41 76 801 75 55‬

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