On the Calendar: Weingart Typography Exhibition

WEINGARTTitle: 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.

WEINGART IITitle: 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.

Weingart is a consistent Graphis featuree, who’s work has been featured in Graphis Issue 146, Graphis Issue 227 and Graphis Issue 241, as well as Masters of the 20th Century.

The Graphis Design Competition features the most compelling and influential design of the year. Gold and Platinum awards, along with winning entries, will be published in the New Talent Annual 2015. To submit your work to the Design Annual 2016 competition, click here.

Author: Rachel Lowry

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