Andrea Tinnes ’98

Andrea Tinnes ’98 checks in to say, “Last spring I opened my solo exhibition Library of Shapes, Texts and Structures in the new Berlin gallery A—Z, run by Anja Lutz. The show consisted of a series of experimental typographic posters and the ‘library’ (my ongoing visual research project). It brought a variety of forms and sources together, revolving around the concept of developing a graphic archive as toolbox for continuous design work. The work encompasses systematic collecting, note-taking, documenting, selecting, registering, archiving, manipulating, sorting, and cataloguing a body of diverse visual, textual, and linguistic material. I’m currently based in Berlin and have been teaching for more than 12 years as professor of type and typography at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle.”