Design for reading experiences:
Concept, art direction,
type design, typography.
Hi, my name is Kai. In 2005 my partner Susana Carvalho and I co-founded Carvalho Bernau. We design publications, identities, typefaces etc.
Together with Christian Schwartz, we developed Atlas Grotesk and Typewriter, see http://carvalho-bernau.com/atlas/ in 2012. It too is available from Commercial Type. (This text is set in Atlas Typewriter, for example)
With Carvalho Bernau, I’ve been making custom typefaces for projects and clients big and small — single styles for quick identity projects (for example for Serpentine galleries), or type-as-a-subscription-model for Esquire UK’s Big Black Book (art direction by David McKendrick).
We made many projects for Internazionale: The mastehead/logotype, a stencil typefface, and a comprehensive newspaper headline family; they were all art directed by Mark Porter. We also designed a complex interface type system for HBO (with Erik van Blokland). There are others, too many to list here.
You should hire us for custom type projects, too!
Since 2011 I am a professor for type design (and sometimes publication design) at the MATD Master programme in Type Direction at Écal, Lausanne. In 2014/2015, I was a visiting professor in Wigger Bierma’s Typo-Grafik course at HfbK Hamburg.