Konrad F. Bauer - Font Designer of Folio, Volta, Impressum

Font Designer – Konrad F. Bauer

Konrad F. Bauer – born 9. 12. 1903 in Hamburg, Germany, died 17. 3. 1970 in Schönberg, Germany – type designer, teacher. Trained as a typesetter and studied art history.

1928: starts work at the Bauersche Gießerei in Frankfurt am Main. 1932–36: works on the editorial staff for the "Zeitschrift für Bücherfreunde". 1938–40: editor for volumes 7–9 of the yearbook "Imprimatur". 1948: art director for the Bauersche Gießerei in Frankfurt am Main. 1952–64: heads the jury of the competition "Die schönsten Bücher Deutschlands", run by the Stiftung Buchkunst in Frankfurt am Main. From 1947–48 onwards: teaches book design, type and printing at the University of Mainz.
Fonts: (with Walter Baum) Alpha™ (1954), Beta (1954), Folio® (1956–63), Imprimatur (1952–55), Volta®, Verdi (1957), Impressum® (1963), all by the Bauersche Gießerei, Frankfurt.

* 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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