Title: The Swiss Poster Title: Typographic Signs (student of Weingart)
Weingart Typography Exhibition
The Museum für Gestaltung presents the work of modern Swiss typographer Wolfgang Weingart, as well as the work of his students. The comprehensive exhibition of the work and philosophy of the highly-esteemed “enfant terrible” of modern Swiss typography will run until the end of September. The exhibition features twelve themed “islands” that trace the development of form, technique and content in Weingart’s work, as well as the work of his students. Next are slide and film projections, and information graphics.
Title: Typographic Anarchy (student of Weingart) Title: Kunstkredit Basel
Weingart was born in 1941 in southern Germany. He became interested in typesetting and woodcuts at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart in 1958. He would later work as an apprentice as an typesetter at the printing company Ruwe in Stuttgart, which led him to Swiss typography. He taught typography in the Advanced Class for Graphic Design at the Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, where he also studied. He would go on to teach at the Yale Summer Program in Graphic Design and lecture across the world. Weingart was awarded an honorary doctorate in fine arts by Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston, as well as the AIGA Medal in 2013. On June 20th, Weingart was the recipient of the Grand Prix Design award from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture.
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