nice to type (formerly übertype) is an independent type foundry based in Germany and Japan. Established by Gabriel Richter in 2017, nice to type designs and publishes high-quality typefaces for text and display with the focus on exceptional design and technical precision.

Gabriel Richter studied communication design at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences from 2010 till 2015. During this time, he became interest in typedesign right away during a workshop of Jakob Runge and Max Kostopoulos. After working on experimental typeprojects, Richter absolved an internship at FontShop International in 2013, where he developed a more detailed knowledge in typedesign, as well as all the things behind a typeface: Font production, hinting and font marketing. After his Bachelor project, in which he developed the grotesque Richter Grotesk (now called ’FF Infra‘, published at FontFont), he worked as freelancer in graphic design, and typedesign till he ultimately created nice to type (formerly übertype) in 2017. Since 2016 Richter teaches typedesign at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.
→ Crack Grotesk → Massimo Grafia

Yanik Hauschild born in 1989, graduated 2019 at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences with his studies of Communication Design (MA). 2017 he started his own design practice in Düsseldorf, working in various fields of graphic design with a strong focus on typography. He has been a member of büro uebele, Stuttgart, as well as Base Design, New York City, and a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation. His work is acknowledged with various awards, for instance by the ADC, DDC and Berliner Type. Four times he was shortlisted as Nominee of Best Newcomer by the German Design Council.
→ Blow


Andreas Uebele born in 1960, studied architecture and urban planning at the University of Stuttgart, and art at the Stuttgart State Academy of art and design. In 1996, he founded his own visual communications agency in Stuttgart, and since 1998 has been a professor for communications design at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. In the same year he became a member of forum Typografie. Andreas Uebele has been a member of the Type Directors Club of New York and of the Art Directors Club of New York since 2002. Since 2007 he has been a member of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale, 2004 founder and since 2013 advisory board member of AED and since 2009 a member of the BDG, the Association of German Communication Designers. büro uebele’s work is represented in DHUB Disseny Hub Barcelona, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Chicago Athenaeum, the Museum of Modern Art Toyama, the Museion-Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano and Sammlung Grafikdesign Kunstbibliothek Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz. 2015 scholarship for practitioners at Villa Massimo, Rome.
→ Massimo Grafia