Chris Campe

Chris Campe specializes in lettering, because she couldn’t decide between writing and design. She runs her studio All Things Letters in Hamburg, Germany.

Chris studied illustration in Hamburg and Paris and got her M.A. in Visual Studies from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago — thanks to a Fulbright grant. In total: Chris knows how to think, write and design. She is the author of four books on lettering and type-design. Her Handbuch Handlettering is a reference book for illustrators, who feel intimidated by typography, and graphic designers, who think they can’t draw. Many consider it the definite German book on lettering. Chris teaches at art schools and gives workshops, she was a speaker at TYPO Berlin twice and is the head of programming for the new Berlin Letters festival.