Born in Aachen, Germany in 1960, Jürgen Brinckmann showed an early flair for drawing. He subsequently studied fine art at Kassel University between 1983-90, concluding his time there with the publication of a book of his drawings. He then turned his hand to graphic design, and in 1996 he moved to Berlin to work for a publishing house producing schoolbooks. There he refined his font FF Ropsen Script, using it in some of the company's publications. In 2000, he left to set up his own business.
[LC, November 2009]