Erik Faulhaber Font-Design








»There are common themes that run through each of Erik Faulhaber’s typeface designs: breadth of family size, applicability to a wide range of uses, and a search for character perfection.« Allan Haley


Erik Faulhaber, Diplom-Designer

Erik Faulhaber, Diplom-Designer. Lives and works in Germany, focused on font-design. Freelance creative in the areas of corporate-, graphic-, logo- and font-design since 1996. Diplom (German MA/MSc. equiv.) in graphic-design, received with honors from the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe College of Design). Coursework completed under professors Gunter Rambow and Kurt Weidemann. Apprenticeship in font-design and typography at Linotype received by Reinhard Haus. Mentor: Adrian Frutiger. Born 1966 in Germany.


Font-Design: Aeonis (2009), Generis (2006), Quantis (2016)  and Xenois (2013). Collaboration: BMW Helvetica, Compatil, Frutiger Next, Heidelberg Gothic, IBM Helvetica, Microsoft Frutiger, Milano, Pinakothek Frutiger, Vialog and other fonts. Teaching: Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule Halle and Folkwang Universität Campus Wuppertal.


Frutiger – Die Wandlung eines Schriftklassikers

Publication: Frutiger – Die Wandlung eines Schriftklassikers. Introduction by Kurt Weidemann. Cover illustration: Stephan Eckel. Niggli Publisher (CH) 2004, ISBN 978-3-7212-0520-6. 106 pages, numerous b/w illustrations, hardcover, 137 x 212 mm. German text.


Brochure: Generis – A new typeface system designed by Erik Faulhaber. Published by Linotype 2006/2007. 40 pages, 210 x 280 mm. Englishh and German text. Aeonis – 42 fonts. Published by Linotype 2010. 8 pages, 210 x 280 mm. English, French, German and Spanish text.


Article: Mit der Bitte um Gestaltung – Über die Schrift Bell Gothic. Invers Magazin 4-1998. German text.