Jürg Lehni, born 1978, Lucerne, lives and works in London and Switzerland. He studied at ETH Zurich (1998 ~ 1999), HyperWerk, Basel (1999 – 2001), ECAL, Lausanne (2001 – 2004). Working collaboratively across disciplines, his work often deals with the nuances between technology, tools and the human condition. His interests have lead to projects in various fields, a partnership with the Swiss type foundry Lineto.com, a research residency at Sony's SET Laboratory, Tokyo (2006), and a series of exhibitions, including: A Recent History of Writing and Drawing, ICA, London (2008); Things to Say, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland (2009), Things in the Air, Bell Park, Kriens, Switzerland (2009), Empty Words, Swiss Institute, New York (2009). He has lectured and conducted workshops at Yale School of Art and Design, The Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam; ECAL Lausanne, Switzerland; HGKZ Zurich, Switzerland and The Royal College of Art, London.
- Typeface As ProgrammePart 1
Typeface As ProgrammeEssays by Jürg LehniDesigner and programmer Jürg Lehni analyses the evolution of typographic technology and the nature of digital fonts, and introduces Donald E. Knuth’s groundbreaking TeX and Metafont systems. An essay complemented by interviews with Peter Biľak, Erik Spiekermann and Dimitri Bruni (NORM).
- Typeface As ProgrammePart 5
Typeface As Programme:Interview with Peter BiľakInterviews by Jürg LehniJürg Lehni and Peter Biľak in a conversation about the role of technology in type design, font formats and production tools, and Donald E. Knuth’s Metafont.
- Typeface As ProgrammePart 4
Typeface As Programme: Interview with Erik SpiekermannInterviews by Jürg LehniJürg Lehni interviews Erik Spiekermann about the legal definition of typefaces, web font distribution models and parametric fonts.
- Typeface As ProgrammePart 3
Typeface As Programme: Interview with Dimitri BruniInterviews by Jürg LehniDimitri Bruni of NORM talks to Jürg Lehni about designing with systematic procedures and limitations, the influence of tools and their projects Replica and Sign Generator.
- Typeface As ProgrammePart 2
Typeface As Programme: GlossaryEssays by Jürg LehniA glossary of tools and technologies mentioned in Typeface As Programme.