Michael Hoffmann manufactures digital fonts for 30 years. At the company URW++ he contributed to the technological progress. Over the years, he also specialized in the ideal representation of fonts on the screen and the complex assembly of Global fonts with scripts of all countries.
In his latest project he put the emphasis on developing a highly readable typeface. Less interested in the design as in the functionality of this typeface, he designed Arsapia which he has now installed as a system font on all his computers.
Michael Hoffmann studied Japanology at the University of Hamburg and traveled in the early years of his professional activity frequently to Japan, there to educate the IKARUS font production tools. In his spare time he plays guitar or golf depending on the weather.