Dinamo is a Swiss type foundry in Heiden established by Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb after graduation from schools in Zurich, Basel and Amsterdam. Johannes and Fabian were visiting teachers at the Estonian Academy of the Arts, Tallinn. Johannes is teaching type design at University of the Arts Berlin (UDK) and HfG Offenbach. Fabian is lecturing typography at the School of Design St. Gallen. Their typefaces:
- ABC Diatype (+Mono) (2020). A Swiss sans by Elias Hanzer, Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb.
- Favorit (2014) and Favorit Mono (2017). A basic sans family by Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb.
- Grow (2013). An experimental collaborative font family. Many of the members are multilined and even prismatic.
- The heavy sans typeface Heureka (2009-2013).
- Laica (2020). By Alessio D'Ellena.
- ABC Maxi (2020). A hipster typeface by Andree Praat, Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb. They write: With an underlying skeleton referencing mid-century and post-modern Swiss designs---including Josef Müller-Brockmann's CWS word mark (1958) and Marlyse Schmid and Bernard Müller Swatch logo (1981)---ABC Maxi's forms can by altered and animated by the user, stretching from Hairline to Black to everything in-between.
- Pareto (2016). Western style typefaces by Erkin Karamemet, Fabian Harb and Johannes Breyer.
- Prophet (2016). Prophet is designed in 2016 by Johannes Breyer, Fabian Harb & Erkin Karamemet. Technical support and mastering by Chi-Long Trieu. It is inspired by Joseph Churchward's Georgina.
- In 2019, Johannes Breyer, Fabian Harb and Erkin Karamemet released Whyte and Whyte Inktrap at Dinamo.
- Custom typefaces for Kunsthalle Zurich (CH), Warp Records (UK), Elton John (US), Yale Architecture (US), Manifesta 11 (CH), Harvard Graduate School of Design (US), Universal Music (GER), IBA Thüringen (GER), Festival B:om (KR), Gagosian Gallery (US), Planet Mu/Knives (GER/UK), LayTheme (GER) or the German, Estonian and Cyprus Pavillions at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennale.
Johannes Breyer. Fabian Harb.
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