Dan Reynolds is a type designer and typographic researcher. Born in Baltimore, he studied graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design, visual communication at the HfG Offenbach, and typeface design at the University of Reading (UK). After several years with the marketing and font development teams at Linotype GmbH, he founded his own design practice in Berlin, Germany.
We talk with Dan about his first typographic memory. What got him interested in design and typography and how he ended up living in Germany. Although Dan comes from a family of academics, he prefers a more esthetic approach of type design. He would rather doodle letterforms and then worry about how they’re going to be used. Because Dan – while studying, teaching and working at a typefoundry as well as a freelance type designer and researcher – has seen almost every single aspect of the profession we wonder how all that knowledge on these different fields come together in his daily practice. Recorded at the Klings