Henrik Kubel, UK

AGI member since 2007

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Henrik Kubel is partner in London based design and typography office A2/SW/HK + A2-TYPE. He recently designed fonts for Paul Davis, The Independent Newspaper, Aperture magazine, Android, Airbnb, Expedia, Moscow Metro and the New York Times Magazine. He used to teach at the Royal College of Art in London. Kubel (A2/SW/HK + A2-TYPE) has received multiple industry awards over the years, most recently a D&AD Yellow Pencil 2014, Tokyo Type Directors Club Type Award 2015 and a Typeface award from TDC in New York 2015. Kubel was awarded the 3-year working grant from The Danish Arts Foundation in 2009. In February 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Knud V Engelhardt Award from The Danish Museum of Art & Design.

Design work by Henrik Kubel


    Henrik Kubel, UK (2007)

    Henrik Kubel is partner in London based design and typography office A2/SW/HK + A2-TYPE. He recently designed fonts for Paul Davis, The Independent Newspaper, Aperture magazine, Android, Airbnb,...

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    Henrik Kubel, UK (2007)

      Henrik Kubel is partner in London based design and typography office A2/SW/HK + A2-TYPE. He recently designed fonts for Paul Davis, The Independent Newspaper, Aperture magazine, Android, Airbnb, Expedia, Moscow Metro and the New York Times Magazine. He used to teach at the Royal College of Art in London. Kubel (A2/SW/HK + A2-TYPE) has received multiple industry awards over the years, most recently a D&AD Yellow Pencil 2014, Tokyo Type Directors Club Type Award 2015 and a Typeface award from TDC in New York 2015. Kubel was awarded the 3-year working grant from The Danish Arts Foundation in 2009. In February 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Knud V Engelhardt Award from The Danish Museum of Art & Design.

      Publications

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      New Perspectives in Typography

      (2015)

      • Scott Williams,
      • Henrik Kubel

      Laurence King Publishing

      Exhibitions

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      ZHDK Museum Für Gestaltung

      Designmuseum Danmark

      Education

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      Visiting lecturer, Staff

      • Postgraduate

      2007 – 2015

      • Royal College of Art (England)

      Visiting lecturer, Staff

      • Undergraduate

      2000 – 2005

      • Bath University College of Art & Design (England)

      External examiner

      • Postgraduate

      2014 – 2018

      • The Danish Agency for Higher Education (Denmark)

      External examiner for assessments at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, The Kolding School of Design and the Aarhus School of Architecture.

      Lectures

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      A2-TYPE

      (2015)

      • Type@Paris, France

      A2-TYPE

      (2015)

      • Tokyo Type DIrectors Club, Japan

      Ideas on Design

      ( 2015)

      • Ideas on Design, Australia

      KVE AWARD

      (2015)

      • Designmuseum Danmark, Denmark

      Invisible Design, Transport Alphabet, New Transport

      (2015)

      • Sheffield Design Week, England

      A2/SW/HK + A2-TYPE

      (2013)

      • AGI OPEN, Brazil

      Work

      (2013)

      • Typo Berlin, Germany

      A2/SW/HK POSTERS

      (2013)

      • Poster workshop/conference, Royal College of Art, England

      Type Tuesday

      (2013)

      • St Bride Library, England

      New Transport

      (2013)

      • ATypI, Holland

      New Transport + The Independent Newspaper

      (2013)

      • TDC NYC, USA

      New Work, New Fonts

      (2013)

      • School of Visual Arts, USA

      Work

      (2012)

      • Typo London, England

      Wicked problems in Type Design

      (2012)

      • Cooper-Hewitt, USA

      Inspiration

      (2012)

      • The Typographic Circle, England

      I DRAW TYPE FOR CIRCA 98% OF OUR PROJECTS

      (2012)

      • Bath School of Art & Design, England

      A2/SW/HK — 5 projects in 20 minutes

      (2011)

      • AGI OPEN, Barcelona, Spain

      Typography from London

      (2011)

      • Syndicom Gewerkschaft Medien und Kommunikation Conference, Switzerland

      New Rail Alphabet

      (2011)

      • ATypI, Dublin, Ireland

      420 X 594 URBINO

      (2011)

      • ISIA, Urbino, Italy

      420 X 594

      (2011)

      • School of Architecture, Department of Design., Denmark

      420 X 594 NINGBO

      (2011)

      • igdb 9, Ningbo Museum of Modern Art, China

      A2/SW/HK Zurich 2010

      (2010)

      • Zurich, University of The Arts, Switzerland

      A2/SW/HK + A2-TYPE

      (2010)

      • Typographic Circle, Pentagram, England

      Revivals: New Rail Alphabet

      (2009)

      • St Bride Library, London, Revival Conference, England

      A2/SW/HK Work from London

      (2009)

      • Naples Design Week conference, Italy

      A2

      (2008)

      • Bath University College of Design, England

      A2/SW/HK

      (2008)

      • AGI, Members Conference, Chicago, USA

      A2/SW/HK

      (2008)

      • Buckinghamshire University College, England

      Work from London

      (2008)

      • China Academy of Fine Art, CAFA, China

      A2/SW/HK

      (2008)

      • Type Directors Club New York, USA

      Type Talk

      (2008)

      • Type Talk, Royal College of Art, England

      A2/SW/HK

      (2007)

      • Tongji University, China

      A2/SW/HK

      (2007)

      • ADG FAD, Barcelona, Spain

      A2/SW/HK

      (2007)

      • Kolding Design School, Craft and Design Biennial, Denmark

      A2/SW/HK

      (2006)

      • Denmark's Design School, Denmark

      Agencies

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      Awards

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      www.a2swhk.co.uk (full list)