Januar 27th, 2013

week #14 – @ninastoessinger / Nina

Who are you and where do you come from?
My name is Nina Stössinger, I’m a self-employed designer from Basel, Switzerland. Originally web designer, now working mostly as a graphic designer, in love with typography and type design.

Share your twitter account with us and tell us what you are twittering about:
My main Twitter account is @ninastoessinger. I tweet mostly about work, design, type, but also about other things that interest and fascinate me, which is potentially a lot. :-) I mostly use Twitter as a professional discourse tool though, not so much for staying in touch with people I know.
I also run @ernestinefont (for my typeface FF Ernestine), @pixelsinthewild (for my tumblr pixelsinthewild.tumblr.com), and I’m part of @typobasel (Typostammtisch / type meet-ups in Basel).

What inspires you?
Content. Ideas. Details. Music. Science. Art. Craft. History. When I’m in the right frame of mind, everything. I am for instance a very visual person and can get stupidly exhilarated about things like the color of the sky.
More specifically, I look at letters everywhere. I especially have a fascination for old, weathered lettering and signs.

Time travel: Where would you go to?
I’d keep the time machine and go everywhere! But first, the future. I really want to experience space exploration first-hand. (And I guess in the future, there’s less danger of creating those pesky temporal paradoxes, like the risk of causing my own non-existence.)

Name your favorite present book:
Haruki Murakami, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Which tweeter would you recommend for @createandrotate and why?
Maybe Paul @Soulellis, a kind, smart, insightful, always questioning designer and artist. He’s wonderful to talk to, and wonderful to tweet with too.

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