Robert L. Peters

31 March 2011

RIP… Kurt Weidemann (1922-2011)

Sélestat, France

I’m reminiscing and mourning the loss tonight of the renowned German typographer and graphic designer Kurt Weidemann, who passed on yesterday. I was looking forward to visiting him in his Stuttgart studio ‘Stellwerk Atelier’ with my colleague Adrian Letzner in early May… looks like we’ll need to wait to ‘bend an elbow’ with the great man until we cross paths in the next dimension. Fond memories of an evening spent with Kurt in Essen, 2004…

Learn more about Kurt, who spent a decade breaking rocks as a Russian prisoner of war (from 1940-1950) before beginning his apprenticeship as a typographer, (in German) here; a brief bio (in English) here.

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