Erik Faulhaber












»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 ... « (Alan Haley)




Erik Faulhaber, Diplom-Designer


Erik Faulhaber, born 1966. Diploma in graphic-design, received with honors from Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe. Coursework completed under professors Gunter Rambow and Kurt Weidemann. Apprenticeship in font-design and typography by Reinhard Haus at Linotype, mentored by Adrian Frutiger. Freelance creative since 1996.


Font-Design: Generis 2006, Aeonis 2009, Xenois 2013, Quantis 2016 and Tensis 2021. Collaboration: BMW Helvetica, Compatil, Frutiger Next, Heidelberg Gothic, IBM Helvetica, Microsoft Frutiger, Milano, Pinakothek Frutiger, Vialog and many other fonts. Teaching: Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule Halle, Folkwang Universität Campus Wuppertal and Hochschule Mannheim Fakultät Gestaltung.




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.




Frutiger – Die Wandlung eines Schriftklassikers

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




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