Jürg Lehni


Jürg Lehni is a Swiss designer, developer and artist whose work often deals with the notion of tools, the potential of industrial processes and human adaptation to technology.

Books 1

Typeface as Program documents results of workshops at the ECAL school. The books presents some basic idea of automated type design, breaking down the design of letters to series of parameters.

Articles 4

Designer 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).
Essays · 14 April 2011 · English · 4373 words
Jürg 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.
Interviews · 14 April 2011 · English · 1544 words
Jürg Lehni interviews Erik Spiekermann about the legal definition of typefaces, web font distribution models and parametric fonts.
Interviews · 14 April 2011 · English · 1322 words
Dimitri 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.
Interviews · 14 April 2011 · English · 1691 words

Blogs 1

Analysis of 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).
14 April 2011

Authors 1

Jürg Lehni, born 1978, Lucerne, lives and works in London and Switzerland. He studied at ETH Zurich (1998 ~ 1999), HyperWerk, Basel (1999 –...