Gottfried Pott is a German typographer, calligrapher, author and teacher. He studied graphic design at the Werkkunstschule in Wiesbaden, under Professor Friedrich Poppl. With an emphasis on lettering art, he also studied painting and music. From 1988 to 2003 he was a professor in calligraphy, design and history of lettering at the University of Hildesheim, Germany.
In this interview with Gottfried Pott we talk about his passion for teaching and calligraphy. And how he’s inspired by other subjects of interest, like his love for music and interest in art, politics and literature. He explains how all these subjects are related to each other. We wonder if his handwriting has changed over the years. And if he for instance can see what kind of personality someone has, just by looking at a piece of calligraphy or handwriting. But of course this is top secret! Recorded at the Klingspor Museum Symposium – on the occasion of their 60th birthday – in Offenbach Germany.