The presentation will explain the history of typography at Munich Public Transport
and the Type Design Process of Vialog.
Helmut Ness was born 1972 in Frankfurt, Germany and live and work in Berlin today. He is Designer and Co-Founder of Fuenfwerken (www.fuenfwerken.com), based in Wiesbaden and Berlin. He and his team designed several information design projects for the Munich Transport Authority including Metro and Tram Maps, Timetables and Local Maps. Between 1999 and 2002, Helmut Ness designed together with Prof. Werner Schneider the Typeface Vialog (Linotype) for the Information- and Corporate Design of the Munich Transport Authority. Since 2006, Vialog has been the official Corporate Font of the federal train authority of Spain, renfe, too.