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 centers around topics such as metaphors of the human memory (especially the palimpsest), ephemeral typography, and authorship in design. In 2017/2018 Hagen was artist-in-residence at Dutch postgraduate institute Van Eyck.

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, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, London College of Communication, Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Margaret / Jan van Eyck Academie, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Pratt Institute School of Design, Type Directors Club New York.

Awards & Grants

  • DAAD research grant (USA)
  • Van Eyck Residency
  • Type Directors Club: Certificate of Typographic Excellence
  • Stiftung Buchkunst: Die schönsten deutschen Bücher (Shortlist, Longlist)
  • German Design Award (Nominee)
  • MfG-Award (2nd Prize)
  • Stiftung Buchkunst: Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung (Longlist)
  • 100 beste Plakate aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz
  • DAAD scholarship (The Netherlands)

Selected References

Revolver Publishing, Gerstenberg Verlag, Insel Verlag, Hirmer Verlag, Westermann Verlag, Dudenverlag, Raum der Publikation, Peradam, Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Alice Salomon Hochschule, Universität Bayreuth, TU Berlin, Jan van Eyck Academie, Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Deutsches Technikmuseum, Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Hessisches Kultusministerium, AWO Bundesverband e. V., Christian Dior, Kunsthaus KuLe, …

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