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Susanne Zippel

Susanne Zippel grew up under the Communist dictatorship of the former German Democratic Republic. While still studying design in Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall, she moved to Japan, and later founded the design office Mittelpunkt•Zhongdian in China. For more than two decades she has been researching the history of writing and media in China, Japan, and Korea, with a special focus on sociology & linguistics. She published the first extensive foundational book on Chinese typography (Fachchinesisch Typografie), which provides a comprehensive insight into the so-called CJK writing system and its cultural context. She is currently studying for her doctorate in Vienna, Austria.

At ATypI Antwerp 2018 Susanne Zippel will be speaking at:

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