Wolfgang Weingart

Wolfgang Weingart, born in 1941, completed his typesetting apprenticeship in hand composition in 1963. He has taught typography at the Basel School of Design since 1968 and, invited by Armin Hofmann, was an instructor during the Yale Summer Program in Graphic Design in Brissago from 1974 through 1996. For the last thirty years Weingart has lectured an taught extensively in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. He is represented in the permanent collections of museums and private galleries, and has received design awards from the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs in Bern. Internationally exhibited, Weingart’s publications and posters have been reproduced in numerous design references and journals. He was a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale/AGI from 1978 to 1999, on the editorial board of Typographische Monatsblätter from 1970 to 1988, and contributed over twenty supplements for the educational series Typographic Process and TM/communication. A self-taught designer who fosters imagination and insight, Weingart teaches his students to teach themselves. His experimental work in typography has influenced the course of design history in the last decades of the twentieth century.