Prof. Lars Harmsen is creative director and partner of Munich-based agency Melville Brand Design, professor for design and typography at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences & Art and head of Slanted Publishers.
His focus lies on corporate and editorial design. In 1996 he founded Volcano-Type, a type foundry offering more than 200 different typefaces. In 2004 he launched the web blog Slanted, dedicated to typography and design, followed by the eponymous Slanted magazine in 2005. Harmsen is author and designer of numerous books on design, typography and photography, including Yearbook of Type, Typodarium, Photodarium, Pride & Glory and others.
At Melville he is chief-curator of the artist book series 100for10 and designer of the latest publication, the Makers Bible – a guide for raw and crafted brands. 2018 Lars Harmsen was Associate Professor at the American University of Sharjah. His work has been awarded nationally and internationally.