Hannes Famira is founding principal of the Kombinat-Typefounders. He is a graphic designer, a type designer and a teacher of both disciplines. After 20 years in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States he now lives in Berlin, Germany where he works for Luc(as) de Groot and FontShop International.
He studied graphic and typographic design at the KABK (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, at the Buro Petr van Blokland and at House Industries. Hannes started his own design studio Das Kombinat in 1999 and the Kombinat-Typefounders in 2001.
Hannes taught various typography and type design classes at the SfG, School for Design in Basel (CH), at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art School of Art, the New Jersey City University and the City University of New York.