Wolfgang Weingart

Wolfgang Weingart is an internationally acclaimed Swiss graphic designer and typographer best known to be the father of Swiss Punk typography. He was a dedicated educator as well spreading the typography style of the Swiss whose works in typography gained him to be awarded by Swiss Federal Minister Mark of Excellence and a Doctor of Fine Arts honorary title. Weingart was most influential as a teacher and a design philosopher. He began teaching at the Basel School of Design, and he also taught for the Yale University Summer Design Program in Brissago. Throughout his entire career he spent time traveling and lecturing throughout the world.
He taught a new approach to typography that influenced the development of New Wave, Deconstruction and much of graphic design in the 1990s. While he would say that what he taught was also Swiss Typography, since it developed out of Switzerland, the style of typography that came from his students led to a new generation of designers that approached most design in an entirely different manner than traditional Swiss typography.

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