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Kurt Weidemann

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Kurt Weidemann – born 15. 12. 1922 in Eichmedien, Germany (today Poland) – typographer, graphic designer, author, teacher.


  • 1950–52: Trains as a typesetter in Lübeck.
  • 1953–55: Studies book graphics and typography at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart.
  • 1955: starts freelancing as a graphic designer, advertising consultant and copywriter. Clients include COOP, Zeiss, Merck AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimer-Benz AG, Deutsche Aerospace AG and Deutsche Bahn AG. Designs books for publishers who include the Büchergilde Gutenberg, Ullstein, Propyläen, Ernst Klett and Thieme.
  • 1955–64: Type manager of the specialist journal "Der Druckspiegel".
  • 1965–85: Professor at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart.
  • 1983: Starts teaching at the Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung in Koblenz.
  • From 1987 onwards: corporate identity consultant to Daimler-Benz.
  • 1990: Reworks Porsche AG’s corporate identity.
  • 1991: Starts teaching at the Hochschule für Gestaltung at the Zentrum für Kunst- und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe. Weidemann has won numerous awards, including the Lucky Strike Designer Award from the Raymond-Loewy-Stiftung (1955) and Germany’s Order of Merit (1996).

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