Font Designer – Otto Eckmann

Otto Eckmann – born 19. 11. 1865 in Hamburg, Germany, died 11. 6. 1902 in Badenweiler, Germany – painter, graphic artist, type designer. Studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg and Nuremberg and at the academy in Munich.

1894: gives up painting and concentrates on applied design. Graphic work for the magazines "Pan" (from 1895 onwards) and "Jugend" (from 1896 onwards). Book covers for Cotta, Diederichs, Scherl and Seemann publishers. Designs the logo for S. Fischer publishing house. 1897: teaches ornamental painting at the Unterrichtsanstalt des Königlichen Kunstgewerbemuseums in Berlin. 1899: designs the logo for "Die Woche" magazine. 1900–02: graphic work for the Allgemeine Elektrizitätsgesellschaft (AEG).

Fonts: Eckmann-Schrift (1900), Fette Eckmann (1902).

* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH

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