For some people it’s a trouble-maker in German orthography, for some a shortcoming in typography.

But to Nadine Roßa it is the most beautiful letter: The German “B”, what actually is a lower case sharp s. Throughout history no other character has had to put up with so much and almost no other letter has been the subject of so much discussion. Nadine’s surname contains this rare character. That’s the reason why she decided to put some thought into what could be done to place it in a better light.

About the speaker

I am a freelance designer and illustrator living in Berlin, Germany. In the last years I worked employed and self-employed in several agencies in Germany and New York and studied communication design in Berlin and Helsinki. I’ve successfully designed and directed projects with start-ups, in small project-teams and as a sole designer.

My emphasis is on typography, illustration and screen-design as well as branding. Also I like to write about design. I am happy when the sun shines and chocolate and coffee is around.

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