johanna gratzer (?)



Johanna Gratzer is a female, visual design student from Austria. Currently, she is doing her BA in the Communication Department at DAE, Eindhoven, NL. Recently, she participated in an exchange program at the VC Department at ZhdK, Zürich, CH.

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Her practice can’t be solely linked to a single discipline, but rather evolves around multiplicity / is based on theory, resumption of history and means of narration. Depending on the context, she prefers to alter various streams of information, with a strong emphasis on the depiction of the wo(man), describing an appeal for gender equality and feminist narratives.

(02) ffi, Type, 2021


ffi is a serif-accentuated classical typeface. Inspired by 1920 czech typedesign, woodencuts and unorthodox language.Abrupt change of hair and shadow lines, introducing a rhythmic type, but with mutual proportions, legible and inconspicuous; In order to incorporate certain characteristics of the history of typography, ffi is/can be seen as a compilation of different stylistic streams. So far the typeface is only available in Regular but the Italic version is in the making. ffi prefers to be used in a bodytext, 7pt, with max. ligatures.

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Mentoring by Mauro Paolozzi
VC ZhdK, Zürich, CH
March 2021 ongoing