Dafi Kühne

Since 2010 I have been giving talks and lectures and have taught workshop aswell as full semesters at different colleges and universities in Europe and the USA. Talking about my work and teaching my methods has been a great way for me to further clarify and verbalize my ideas and approaches. Please get in contact if you would want to book me for a talk or workshop.

Upcoming talks or workshops:
6-18-2017

7-1-2017
Summerprogram: Typographic Letterpress Posters 2017 – with Dafi Kühne

«Typographic Summerprogram» with Dafi Kühne is an intense 2 week summer program in Switzerland for international graphic design students. The workshop’s goal is to bridge the gap analog design and production tools and professional contemporary typographic posters.

7-17-2017

7-21-2017
Workshop: F+F Sommeratelier 2017 – Letterpress posters

Public workshop with the topic ‹Designing posters with letterpress technique› for the summerprogram at F+F, Zürich. You can sign up for this workshop until June 6th, 2016.

Public workshop with the topic ‹Designing posters with letterpress technique› for the summer program at F+F, Zürich. You can sign up for this workshop until June 12th, 2017.

https://ffzh.ch

Past talks or workshops:
7-6-2016

7-11-2016
Workshop: F+F Sommeratelier – Letterpress posters

Public workshop with the topic ‹Designing posters with letterpress technique› for the summerprogram at F+F, Zürich. You can sign up for this workshop until June 6th, 2016.

6-20-2016

7-2-2016
Summerprogram: Typographic Letterpress Posters – with Dafi Kühne

«Typographic Letterpress Poster Workshop» with Dafi Kühne is an intense 2 week summer program in Switzerland for international graphic design students. The workshop’s goal is to bridge the gap analog design and production tools and professional contemporary typographic posters. More information:

4-8-2016
Presentation: Papierkomplizen – With 2 FAG proof presses on site

For the Papierkompizen conference organized by Buchbinderei Burkhardt AG, Fischer Papier AG and Sonderegger AG at Sihlcity in Zürich. We’re going move two of my FAG proof presses for a live demonstration. Yeah, that’s gonna be fun.

6-10-2015
Workshop: Tag der Typographie – Chipboard experiments

For Syndicom «Tag der Typographie» in Lucerne, I’ll be moving one of my FAG proof presses to Lucerne to give a two hour portfolio presentation and hands-on workshop.

5-4-2015

5-15-2015
Workshop: F+F Zürich – Typographic Posters

2 week workshop ‹Typographic Posters› at F+F Zürich

4-6-2015

7-28-2015
Guest professorship: HBKSaar – Analog posters

Guest professorship at HBKSaar for a full semester. In this class, we will be organizing a steamroller print workshop. Students not only have to concept and organize the event, but also design and print a poster at the event each.

11-24-2014

11-29-2014
Workshop: ÉCAL Lausanne – Typographic Letterpress Posters

Typographic letterpress workshop at ÉCAL in Lausanne.

5-30-2014
Exhibition/Presentation: One Evening Exhibition – at The Arm Letterpress, Brooklyn, NY

One evening exhibition and short talk at the Arm letterpress studio in Brooklyn, NY. Exhibition in collaboration with the Type Directors Club NY.

11-8-2013
Talk: HWT Wayzgoose – Presenting my work

Talk about my working practice as a poster designer and letterpress printer at one of the most important letterpress conferences: The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum’s Wayzgoose

11-8-2013
Workshop: HWT Wayzgoose – Chipboard experiments

Teaching two classes on a day with the topic ‹Why use wood if chipboard is just as good?› at one of the most important letterpress conferences: The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum’s Wayzgoose

8-10-2013

5-10-2014
Designer-in-residence: Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA

One year full time teaching position in the graphic design department at VCU in Richmond, VA

10-22-2012

10-25-2012
Workshop: F+F Zürich – Typographic Posters

2 week workshop ‹Typographic Posters› at F+F Zürich

6-2-2012
Talk: Typogravieh lebt! – University of Weimar, Germany

One day typography conference organized by University of Weimar, Germany

4-10-2012

7-5-2016
Guest professorship: HBKSaar – Typographic posters

Guest professorship at HBKSaar for a full semester under the topic typographic posters with letterpress technique.

10-24-2011

11-3-2011
Exhibition, Workshops & Talk: Wood Type Evolved – Center For Book And Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago

For the ‹Wood Type Evolved› exhibition curated by April Sheridan and Nick Sherman at the Center For Book And Paper Arts at Columbia College in Chicago, I held two 3 evening workshops and gave a talk. I also had several posters and alot of printing blocks in the exhibition.