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Digital Typography and Graphics


Current Opening Hours

The registration for the use of the workshop can be made by posting a notice on the workshop door or by sending an e-mail to the workshop supervisor. The sole use of the workshop is permitted for eligible students under the above mentioned conditions.

In the workshop (255c) a maximum of 4 persons (plus workshop manager) can participate in courses in the workshop. A maximum of 4 people can work in the workshop at the same time. If more than 3 persons stay in the workshop, they must wear a mouth and nose protector.

Hygiene concept, status: 20 May 2020

Hygienekonzept der Werkstatt Digitaler Satz/Grafik

The digital typography and graphics workshop is integrated into the Graphic Art/Typography/Photography department, and works closely with the Press+Communication division of the HFBK to produce publications. This workshop is concerned with the work involved in the digital design process, especially for typography and classical graphic design. Students learn how to work with digital graphic and typesetting programs as tools in the design process. Professional work with modern techniques will be practised and expanded on, especially during project work in a seminar context and in individual work. With a view to possible publications in print, the Graphics/Digital Typography workshop co-operates closely with the Pre-press workshop and the Materialverlag. At present this workshop is in the process of being planned and constructed. In future it will be a venue for workshop events as well as providing students with digital workspaces with the appropriate peripheral devices.

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

New articles at is the social network of the HFBK. It opens a digital forum for exchange and discussion in which students, teachers, guest authors, art critics and the interested public provide a wide range of content and perspectives.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.