Located in a central district of Vienna, Austria, Roland Hörmann runs phospho – a graphic design studio that specializes in type design.
In the early Nineties, long before he had decided to study graphic design, Roland began to dabble in type design and created a handful of experimental pixel fonts on the Commodore 64. It wasn’t until 2007, though, that he made his first serious attempts at type design, and in the following year, he published his first typeface.
Besides phospho he runs his passion project Stadtschrift: an association for the collection, preservation and documentation of historic façade signs. “We save unique signs from being scrapped and put them on display in the public again. So there is a big love for ancient shop signage and their typefaces, and the inspiration I draw from the heritage of the city makes phospho a heartfelt Viennese foundry.”