Oliver Linke studierte Kommunikationsdesign und Kunstgeschichte und arbeitet heute als Gestalter, Berater, Dozent und Autor. Zusammen mit Kai Büschl betreibt er das Font-Label »Lazydogs« (www.lazydogs.de). Darüber hinaus lehrt er Schrift, Typografie und Type Design an der Designschule München (www.designschule-muenchen.de) und verschiedenen Hochschulen und gibt zahlreiche Workshops im In- und Ausland. Linke ist Autor zweier Monografien über einen Renaissance-Schreibmeister (2007) und einen Münchener Schriftenmaler (2013) und schreibt regelmäßig für die Fachzeitschrift PAGE. Von 2012 bis 2016 war er Zweiter Vorsitzender der Typographischen Gesellschaft München (www.tgm-online.de).

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Oliver Linke studied communication design and art history and works today as a designer, consultant, lecturer and author. In collaboration with Kai Büschl, he runs the font-label "Lazydogs". (www.lazydogs.de). Furthermore, he teaches script, typography and typeface design at the design school in Munich (www.designschule-muenchen.de) and various other universities, and gives workshops nationally and internationally. Linke is the author of two monographies about a renaissance font master (2007) and a Munich-based sign painter, (2013) and writes regularly for the trade magazine PAGE. He was deputy chairman of the typographic society munich from 2012 – 2016 (www.tgm-online.de).

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The first Lingscape-TypeWalk
A typo-photo-graphic stroll through the city

Munich has a colourful typographic face. Created by big-headed celebrities or petty scrawlers, our city shows a multitude of diverse characters. For years, Oliver Linke has been guiding TypeWalks and TypeRides to open the (typographic) eyes to dozens of participants. But for this year’s Munich Creative Business Week his friend, Christoph Draxler came up with something new: To document the typographic landscape of Munich, the participants of the TypeWalk used Lingscape, a mobile app, to collect letters – may they be huge or tiny, aged or brand new, printed, chiseled, painted, embossed or sprayed.
See the first results in this presentation and participate yourself through the free app «Lingscape» (lingscape.uni.lu). Log into the tgm project with the password tgmLingscape and you'll have access to interactive maps, that allow for your own virtual or real strolls through the city.