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Letters Are My Friends | Studio

THE LABORATORY

The products, outputs and prototypes at Letters Are My Friends are as varied as the persons creating them. It ranges from classical print design on paper to interactive software pieces for screens. We are communication designers and love to consult brands in terms of the right positioning, processes and methods.
We artdirect, print books, write concepts, develop corporate identities, direct commercials, design infographics, animate movie titles or virtual worlds, write code, design user interfaces, build multitouch tables, lasercut magnetic typefaces, project on aquariums, invent interactive typekits, play and experiment.
Attached to our showroom you will find our design studio dedicated to research, conception and production of unique typographic solutions- often tied up to new technologies.

SCIENCE & FICTION

We experiment on pripherical perforated paper projections, spacy letterboxing, type’n’motion voxel folding, 3D ink raycasting, turntypetablelism, dolby surround fatcap-tracking, tasty toasted GPU fonts, trigonometric triangle trading.
We believe that language, letters and typography are the lowest common denominator in any field of design.
What combines all projects is the quest for a unique approach on typedesign & design thinking that always tries to re-think the available base, tools and methods for each purpose. Bärbel Bold and Ingo Italic aspire to thoughtful, comprehensive results for our diverse range of clients with an expertise in consulting, design and use of new media.
With over 10 years of experience in the communication business with different orientations for corporate, interactive and moving images, we can offer a profound spectrum of services. With a special passion for research, interactive typography, type in motion, (generative) design and custom lettering, we provide new and outstanding solutions: From inimitable identities, over advanced motiondesigned commercials, to interactive installations to first-class publications.
We approach each new project with open eyes and structure and the understanding that every client has its unique needs and future. Therefore we don’t offer you any particular house style but a unique personal development process beyond our own nose. We are very curious about innovative things and new ways of thinking and networking, thus our special task force is questioning, listening, learning and dialogue.

OUR SERVICES

TYPOGRAPHY

In Motion
Print
Web
Film & TV

TECHNOLOGY

Custom Software
Installations
Realtime Animations
Multitouch

DESIGN

CI
Motion
Interaction
Event

  • CONCEPTION
  • CREATIVE & ART DIRECTION
  • MOTION DESIGN & DIRECTION
  • ON-AIR CAMPAIGNS
  • TITLE DESIGN
  • ARTWORK FOR FILMS
  • 3D BRANDING
  • PROJECTION MAPPING
  • GENERATIVE DESIGN
  • INTERACTION DESIGN
  • VISUAL IDENTITIES
  • EDITORIAL DESIGN
  • LETTERING
  • POPUP STORES
  • EVENT PROJECTIONS
  • LIVE VISUALS
  • TYPO INSTALLATIONS
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PRODUCTS & PROTOTYPES

PORTFOLIO

FONT CASES

SUBLETTERS WANTED

Meet others that share the same condition like you. There is nothing better to start the day with other enthusiasts that love to tweak and tinker the alphabets of the future and reach new x-hights every week. All our symptoms are different – we help by group meetings and evening recreations that alter your state of mind.
We are looking for likeminded, reliable co-workers who share our passion for the well-dressed alphabet and new technolgies and don’t mind having a beautiful renovated workspace right between Kotti & Hermannplatz with a showroom.

Drop us a line about yourself and your most favourite letter. We prefer long-term fellows and nerds.

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