In Memoriam: Rolf Müller

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Rolf Müller, Renowned German Designer, Dies at 74

Rolf Müller, former editor-in-chief of HQ (High Quality) magazine passed away on February 18th, 2015. Müller was a renowned German graphic designer known for his contribution to the visual identity of the Munich 1972 Olympic Games.

In 1960, he studied under Otl Aicher and worked at Atelier Müller-Brockmann through the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm. He opened his first studio in 1964 when he was 24 years old, specializing in corporate design. He later worked with Aicher, who entrusted him with his work, which led to a partnership in the design of the Munich 1972 Olympic Games.

Müller moved his office to Munich. As editor-in-chief of HQ (High Quality) magazine, his corporate identities, books, signage systems and magazines have won him a string of awards, including a Gold Medal from the Art Directors Club of New York and the German Prize for Communication Design. Müller’s work itself speaks for his timeless talent and unyielding devotion to the design industry.


Author: Rachel Lowry

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