Florian was born and raised in Bavaria, near Munich, and studied visual communication at Braunschweig (Brunswick) University. With fellow designer Malte Kaune, Florian runs a graphic design studio in Berlin. Kaune & Hardwig have a strong focus on typography. They have received a steady stream of assignments for book design, corporate design, websites, catalogues, posters, periodicals and more. In addition, Florian is an independent consultant for type-related topics including typeface design, typeface selection and font licensing. He collects and takes pictures of peculiar letterforms in print and “in the wild”, focusing, among other themes, on crazy diacritics. Florian continues his excellent work on editorial design at Kaune & Hardwig, and is one of the main editors at the invaluable source website Fonts in Use.