Slanted

Lars Harmsen, editor of Slanted magazine Karlsruhe Read more

Professor Lars Harmsen studied visual communication in Basel and Pforzheim, already founding the design agency Magma in Karlsruhe during his time as a student. 2014 he moved on to Munich as a partner and creative director of Melville Brand Design. Since 2011 he has been a teacher for concept, layout and typography at the University of Dortmund.

He is the founder of the type foundry Volcano-Type as well as the editor of the Slanted magazine (since 2014 published by Slanted Publishers, with Julia Kahl). Moreover Harmsen is the author and graphic designer of a number of books on design, typography and photography, including Yearbook of Type, Typodarium, Photodarium, Pride & Glory and others. Recently he launched the Poster Rex series, a collective poster project with Marcus Lange and many other designers and artists from around the world. His nationally and internationally award-winning work focuses on typography, corporate and editorial design. Beyond that he writes for a variety of design and typography publications.