Hamburg-born type designer, painter and architect, 1868-1940 (Berlin). From 1900 until 1903, he was part of the Darmstädter Künstlerkolonie, at the apex of the art nouveau era. From 1903 until 1907, he was director of the Duesseldorfer Kunstgewerbeschule. From 1903 until 1914, he was artistic director at AEG and designed their corporate identity. He was the cofounder of the Deutsche Werkbund in 1913, became a professor at the Wiener Akademie in 1922, and the head of the Prussian Academy of Art in Berlin in 1936. CV. MyFonts page. Typefaces:
- Behrens Roman (1900, a rather useless and ugly pen-drawn roman; Klingspor)
- Behrens Schrift (1901-1902, Jugendstil font at the Rudhardsche foundry in Offenbach; digitized by Ralph Unger as Behrensschrift D (2007), Dan X. Solo (as Behrens Schrift), Intecsas (as Sprecher Gothic) and by Dieter Steffmann as Behrens-Schrift (2002)), Dan X. Solo, Ralph M. Unger for URW++ (2007, as Behrensschrift D), Ingo Zimmermann (2008, as Behrens Schrift), and Klaus Burkhardt).
- Behrens-Kursiv (1906, Klingspor), aka Behrensschrift Kursiv (1907). For a digital version, see Behrens Kursiv (2013, Ralph M. Unger).
- Behrens Antiqua (1907; digitized by Dan X. Solo). The halbfett is from 1909. Behrens Antiqua Initialen was revived in 2015 by Typograf in a free font.
- Behrens Mediäval (1914)
- Behrens Initialen (digitized as Sprecher Initials at Intecsas)
- Behrens Schmuck (ornaments). Faithfully revived based on a 1914 catalog by Andreas Stötzner in 2014 as Behrens Ornaments.
- AEG logotype
Complink. MyFonts page. Klingspor link.
Klingspor Museum page
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