He studied graphic design at the prestigious Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany and ran a design studio for more than 15 years with a partner, before working exclusively on his typography and community projects as Schriftkontor Ralf Herrmann.
He is also the chairman of the board at the printing museum Pavillon-Presse in Weimar, which houses a library of typography & type specimen books.
Ralf Herrmann is a typography educator. He runs one of the biggest typography channels on YouTube and gives talks on conferences like these: 2009: Sign09 Conference, Vienna, Austria; Book Fair Leipzig, Germany; Forum Typografie, Weimar, Germany 2010:Typo Berlin, Germany; Webfontday Munich, Germany; Typogravieh lebt Symposium, Weimar, Germany 2011: AtypI Reykjavík, Island; Webfontday Munich, Germany; Buchstabenmuseum Berlin, Germany 2012: Publishing Conference Munich, Germany; Tag der Schrift Zürich, Switzerland 2015: Dortmund (Dialoge über Bücher), Typotage Leipzig, Walbaum-Wochende Weimar 2017: Pavillon-Presse Weimar, Germany. 2019: Pavillon-Presse Weimar, Germany. 2022 Pavillon-Presse Weimar, Germany.
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