Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1972, Helmut Ness has worked in collaboration with both Markus Remscheid and Werner Schneider. With Remscheid, he produced Russisch Brot and with Schneider, Vialog, a transportation typeface for the German Federal Transportation Ministry. Vialog is now used as the corporate font for the federal train authority, Renfe, in Spain too.
He is the co-founder of Fünfwerken Design AG, which has offices in both Wiesbaden and Berlin. The company has completed information design projects for the Munich Transport Authority, including both metro and tram route maps. He is a member of the Association Typographique International, the Type Directos Club of NY and the International Institute of Information Design. He has spoken at international presentations, including TypoBerlin.
[LC, December 2009]