Hagen VerlegerTypography & Book Design

Hagen Verleger is a Berlin-based graphic designer, editor, researcher, and lecturer working mainly with artists, cultural institutions, and publishing houses. His emphasis is on editorial design, typography, and book design. He is available for freelance design work as well as artistic collaborations. Feel free to get in touch.​​

Hagen studied Communication Design focusing on typography and book design at Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, supervised by Klaus Detjen, Annette le Fort, André Heers, and Petra Maria Meyer; and at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, supervised by Günter Karl Bose.

In addition to commissioned work, his personal design and research work, which often revolves around the practice and theory of editing and publishing, is informed by a strong interest in the interrelation of fiction and reality. He is exploring themes such as power structures within institutions, collective models of authorship, and materially embedded ideologies. In 2017/2018, Hagen was artist-in-residence at Dutch postgraduate institute Van Eyck. In 2020, he was research fellow at Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach and Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf.

He is currently teaching at Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design, and has given lectures, seminars, and workshops at institutions such as: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, London College of Communication, Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Margaret / Jan van Eyck Academie, Montclair State University, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Pratt Institute School of Design, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Type Directors Club New York, University of Cologne.

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Selected References

Alice Salomon Hochschule, Anne Frank Fonds, Bundes­ministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Cherry Red Records, Christian Dior, Damien & The Love Guru, Deutsches Technik­museum, Die Andere Bibliothek, Dudenverlag, Fach­gesellschaft Geschlechter­studien, Fehras Publishing Practices, Gerstenberg, Gesellschaft für Medien­wissenschaft, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Hessisches Kultus­ministerium, Hirmer, Insel, Jan van Eyck Academie, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Klemm’s Berlin, Kultur­stiftung Dessau-Wörlitz, Kultur­stiftung Schloss Wiepers­dorf, Kunsthaus KuLe, Kunstmuseum Diesel­kraftwerk Cottbus, Muthesius Kunst­hochschule, Peradam Press, Raum der Publikation, Revolver Publishing, Technische Universität Berlin, transcript, Universität Bayreuth, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Westermann, Wilhelm Fink, …

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