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Peter Rosenfeld

President (URW)++ | Germany

Peter Rosenfeld started, after finishing his business studies in 1980, his first position in the font production department at Dr. Hell in Kiel. It was there where he first got in touch with digital type. Peter joined URW in Hamburg in 1982 and a little later he became the manager of the URW font studio. He worked very closely for and with Dr. Peter Karow, the visionary pioneer of the type industry. Roughly ten years after joining URW, Peter became Managing Director of URW++ Design & Development and the company has established itself in the graphic design industry by continually developing and marketing innovative font and software products.

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Re-inventing font technology

TypeTech FM04 | Room Palace B
Thursday 18 September | 14:00 – 14:50

Theme TypeTools by DTL | Duration: 50 minutes

Much of the actual font technology finds its origin in the Ikarus system, invented by Dr. Peter Karow in the early 1970s and developed till this day by URW++ under supervision of Dr. Jürgen Willrodt. A historical overview and explanation of more than thirty years of Spitzentechnologie by URW++’s managing director, who was directly engaged in the Ikarus development over the past thirty-plus years.

To celebrate a long lasting co-operation

TypeTech FM06 | Room Palace B
Thursday 18 September | 16:20 – 17:10

Theme TypeTools by DTL | Duration: 50 minutes

The Dutch Type Library and URW have been working together for more than seventeen years in the field of font (tools) production now and we would like to celebrate this long lasting co-operation and friendship — together with all ATypI TypeTech Forum attendees — with some good food and drinks. Also the booklet “Comprehensive Notes on the Design of Cyrillic Letters” by the Finnish type designer Hanna Hakala and typeset in the preliminary version of DTL Valiance will be presented here.

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