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Kurt Weidemann

Born in Eichmedien, Masuren, East Prussia in 1922, Kurt Weidemann died on arch 31, 2011. He studied at the State Academy for Fine Arts in Stuttgart, 1953-1955. From 1965 until 1985, he was professor at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. From 1987 onwards, corporate identity consultant to Daimler-Benz. Weidemann also helped with the identities of companies such as Porsche, Zeiss, and Deutsche Bahn. From 1991 onwards, he taught at the Hochschule für Gestaltung at the Zentrum für Kunst- und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe. Author of Wo der Buchstabe das Wort führt Ansichten über Schrift und Typographie (Stuttgart, 2000). He lived in Stuttgart, and enjoyed a reputation as an outspoken and lively speaker.

FontShop link. Video by Die Gestalten. Picture. Another image. Smiling. At home during the Die Gestalten interview. Painting of him.

He had great ideas about type and book design. For example, he always started designing the most frequently used letters, in this order: enirstadu, and claimed that the other letters are much less important. His typefaces:

  • Biblica (1979). Commissioned by the German Bible Society.
  • The extensive Corporate A (serif), E (slab) and S (sans) series (1985-1990), available from URW (since 1998), MyFonts, and Berthold. The Corporate series was exclusively designed for DaimlerChrysler as a corporate font. URW++ enhanced the Corporate ASE family in regular, bold, italic, and bold italic by Greek, Cyrillic, and all additional Latin characters to cover Eastern Europe. Corporate ME for the Middle East was released by URW in 2012.
  • ITC Weidemann (1983, a digital version of Weidemann's Biblica face.

Klingspor link.

Kurt Weidemann's typefaces.

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