Hannes Famira studied graphic and typographic design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague in the Netherlands. After apprenticeships at Studio Dumbar and the Font Bureau he worked at Meta Design and at the Buro Petr van Blokland.
Hannes started his own design studio Das Kombinat in 1999 and the Kombinat-Typefounders in 2001 He taught type design at the SfG, School for Design in Basel (CH) between 2002-05 and moved to Brooklyn, NY in the summer of 2005. He now teaches Experimental Typography at the Cooper Union and Lettering and Type Design at the New Jersey City University.
[Hannes Famira, January 2007]