Wolfgang weingart

Wolfgang weingart, who was born in 1941 his early work was as a typesetter before moving into graphic design in the 1960’s. his work was regally angular and full of bright colors and he also used image manipulation in his work to help portray his messages.

He has won awards in 2013 he received the AGIA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession, for his typographic explorations and teaching. In 2014 Weingart received the Swiss Grand Prix of Design award, presented by the Federal Office of Culture for his lifelong merits as a designer. Wolfgang weingart taught typography in many countries including Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He originally taught Swedish typography but he Sais that “but then I blew it apart, never forcing any style upon my students. I never intended to create a ‘style’. It just happened that the students picked up—and misinterpreted—a so-called ‘Weingart style’ and spread it around.”

His work on many posters one that stands out to me is the museum für gestaltung zürich Kunstkredit from 1982/83 the use of color and angular shapes to draw the eye to the center is an excellent way to create a center and force the viewer to read what you have to say.







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