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Walter Tiemann

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Walter Tiemann – born 29. 1. 1876 in Delitzsch, Germany, died 12. 9. 1951 in Leipzig, Germany – type designer, typographer, painter, teacher. Studied painting at the art academy in Leipzig.


  • 1898: Starts working for various publishers, including S. Fischer, Reclam and Rütten Loening.
  • 1903: Teaches at the Staatliche Akademie für Graphische Künste in Leipzig. Works with the Insel publishing house.
  • 1905: Meets Karl Klingspor.
  • 1907: Founds the Janus Presse with C. E. Poeschel.
  • 1920–41 and 1945–46: Director of the Staatliche Akademie für Graphische Künste in Leipzig.
  • 1946: Is awarded an honorary doctorate.

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