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Portrait Kurt Weidemann
Kurt Weidemann was born in Masuria, Poland, in 1922. From 1941 to 1945 he performed his military service in Russia, followed by several years as a prisoner of war. In 1950 he started training to be a typesetter and then studied at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, where he also worked as a lecturer from 1963 to 1983.

Kurt Weidemann is an internationally recognised graphic designer, typographer, font designer, teacher and author.
He has helped create the image of some of the largest German companies. His most famous customers include Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bahn, Porsche and Daimler-Benz. He designed the fonts ITC Weidemannn, Corporate A-S-E and Biblica and has received numerous awards for his work.

(Portrait by Nikolai Markarov)

Be individual without being a conformist individual (G)

or: Business is no kissing game. The presentation deals with image cultivation in times of ideas shortages, helplessness, chronic obesity and a chronic desire to please. Humankind as creation’s questionable crowning glory with a print run of six and a half billion individuals expends its energy in a fight for survival under constraints, rules and requirements before coming to self-determination and self-realisation. His image, his noteworthiness, is a threshold value.