Frank Heine (1964-2003)

Before entering the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Germany, Frank Heine had already completed several internships with silk screen and offset printers.

During his studies Heine was employed at a graphic studio, where he worked intensively on corporate identities and graphic design/typography for museums and exhibitions.

Since 1991 Heine was continually designing new typefaces that are distributed through several foundries. Among his designs are the well-known Remedy and Amplifier. In 1994 he founded his own company, U.O.R.G. in Stuttgart. Besides the design of new fonts and typographic logos, the company focuses on corporate design, brochures, posters, museums and exhibitions.

Heine's work has been published in novum, Emigre magazine, Page, IDEA magazine, Graphis Digital Fonts 1, Emotional/digital, Typography 17 and Typography 20. He was a member of BDG (the German association of graphic designers), the German Forum Typography and of the TDC New York.

In 2003 the German publisher Gmeiner-Verlag published the book Frank Heine: Type&c.: Personal and Commercial Works 1988-2003.

Frank passed away in 2003.