Yanone is a German based graphic/type designer, multimedia artist, disc jockey and sound system operator.
Born in Dresden, Germany, Yanone grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We’re wondering why he moved to Ethiopia and if that has influenced his work and perspective on design in a certain way? And if it was strange to move back to Germany after all this time? He explains how this culture shock, took him quite some time to get accustomed to. Yanone started to design type in his first university years at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar and we hear all about his first typeface release; Kaffeesatz. We also talk about his internships at FontShop International in Berlin and at SYNTAX in Amman, Jordan and how his Arabic/Latin typeface Amman, for the rebranding of Jordan’s capital, came about. Recorded at the 20plusX 2011 Symposium in München, Germany.