Ferdinand Ulrich is a typographer, design researcher and editor. He is a designer at P98a Berlin, where he assists Erik Spiekermann on editorial projects and spends much time experimenting and printing in the letterpress workshop.

In his Berlin-based studio he designs books and writes articles on type history. His research has been published in the Journal of the Printing Historical Society (UK), in Parenthesis (US) and in the Journal für Druckgeschichte (Germany), among others. Since 2013 he regularly writes type reviews and essays on type history for Monotype’s FontShop.

From 2012 to 2015 he was an assistant lecturer at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle. He has given guest lectures at the Cooper Union and at the School of Visual Arts, New York City/NY, at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh/PA and at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge/MA. In 2013 he was a speaker at TYPO Berlin conference.

Ferdinand studied visual communication in Berlin and Pittsburgh. In 2012 he received a graduate degree for his research on Hermann Zapf’s unique typeface Hunt Roman.