Henning Krause


Henning Krause is manager of font engineering in the EMEA markets at Monotype, located in Germany. Initially educated as a communication designer he specialized on custom type design in corporate design projects in an co-operation with FontShop. He gained tremendous experience in more than 1500 custom type projects since then. Additionally for more than 10 years he took various executive roles in the professional association of the German Graphic Designers and the umbrella organisation of German Design. Since he joined Monotype in 2013 he is responsible for all the font engineering of custom fonts for the EMEA markets, as well as for all of Monotype’s libriaries, be it Monotype, Linotype , ITC, Bitstream or FontFont. His team of Font Engineers is focusing on the qualitative development of font production and doing significant research on possible improvements in font products.


BITS & Pieces 2017 Workshop
Henning Krause
October 28, 2017.
4.00 pm. - 6.00 pm.
Auditorium, TCDC Commons
Available slots : 8 person

“Money Makes the World Go ‘Round – On the Design of Currency Symbols"

In this workshop, you will design currency symbols for existing typefaces. While some currency symbols are well known, there are others that may be unfamiliar to you. In this workshop, you’ll explore currency symbols in different kinds of typefaces – not just sans serif! Henning will give you feedback on your designs, and help with best practices and tips. Working knowledge of how to work with common Font Editing software is required.


BITS & Pieces 2017 Conference
Henning Krause
October 29, 2017.
Late Afternoon Session
3.30 pm. - 5.00 pm. 
at W Hotel

“Localized & Customized”

In his talk about trends in font production Henning Krause specifically focuses at the increasing interest in localized and customized shapes for fonts. In respect of this global trend Hennings team at Monotype has investigated on how future production standards could take into account localized shapes for Cyrillic, Georgian or Indic script. Monotype is continuously working with local type designers to improve its productions standards. Also customers more and more demand for individual modifications to their font. On BITS Henning Krause will discuss if custom-built fonts will be the future industrial standard in the typographic industry.