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Walter Baum

German type designer, born in 1921 in Gummersbach. Head of the Bauer graphics studio from 1949-1972. From 1972 until 1986, he led the Kunstschule Westend in Frankfurt. He died in 2007 in Bad Soden.

Together with Konrad F. Bauer, he designed the Akzidenz Grotesk-like sans serif typeface Folio (1957-1965; see digital revivals Folio EF by Elsner & Flake (condensed styles only), Folio by URW++ (the largest of the sets of revivals), Folio by Adobe, Folio by Linotype, Folio by Tilde, Folio SB by Scangraphic, Folio B EF by Elsner & Flake, and Folio by Bitstream), as well as Caravelle (1957), Alpha (1954, a comic book style face), Beta (1954, another comic book style face; both Alpha and Beta designed with K.F. Bauer), Imprimatur (1952-1955, with K.F. Bauer at Bauersche), Impressum (1963), Volta (1956), and Verdi (1957, a shadow caps face) for the Bauersche Giesserei in Frankfurt am Main.

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View digital typefaces that can be traced back to Baum. View digital typefaces based on Walter Baum's work. Digital versions of Folio.

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