A few years back or so I met Esther Weidemann, the daughter of world renowned typographer and designer Kurt Weidemann, while crashing the pool at The Mondrian. Weidemann is probably most famous for designing the typeface ITC Weidemann which, as Esther told me, was commissioned for the publication of a Bible that saved paper. So the typeface is classic in its’ basic design and style but more condensed than say Bembo or Garamond. He also redesigned the Porsche Logo. Not really the Paul Rand of Germany but close. Below are a couple of links about him.
This postcard was given to me by Esther and was created and designed by her father. She told me it translated something like “I’m ripping my ass out for you. And you?”. A google translation of “Ich reiß mir für Euch den arsch auf! Und Ihr?” shows it as “I tear for you on the ass! And you?”
I guess he had some difficult clients…
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