Berlin based type designer Verena Gerlach
Please visit Verena at Frau Gerlach and look into some incredible typographic pursuits, including her archeology of lost type, such as typefaces preserved on old East-Berlin street signage (example above). Her collaborations have also include designing the type system for Blinkenlights, a spectacular project you can see here.
She is a compelling speaker on her work and is a regular feature on the European and international type lecture circuit. See a review of her presentation at a the 2006 ATypI conference in Lisbon, by Yves Peters.
Above: Blinkenlights type, Verena Gerlach.
Above: Blinkenlights in action (click image for more).