Indra Kupferschmid is a German typographer and teacher based in Bonn and Saarbrücken. After studying visual communication at the Bauhaus-University Weimar and with Fred Smeijers in the Netherlands, she founded her own studio mainly designing and editing books for publishing houses and cultural institutions; research projects on architecture and housing; typeface development for print, packaging and consumer-product interfaces and devices.
Since 1997 she has been teaching typography and type design at various design schools, and since 2006, she has been a professor at HBKsaar, Academy of Fine Arts Saarbrücken, at the German–French border.
Her typographic reference book, Buchstaben kommen selten allein, published by Niggli, was awarded one of the best designed books in Germany. She is co-author of Helvetica forever, by Lars Müller Publishers, writes articles, takes part in juries, gives lectures regularly and presents other great minds at the annual TypoBerlin conference.