Bauer Type Foundry

Bauer Type Foundry

The Bauer Type Foundry was a German type foundry founded in 1837 by Johann Christian Bauer in Frankfurt am Main. Considerable typeface designers, among them Lucian Bernhard, Konrad Friedrich Bauer (not related to the company's founder), Walter Braun, Heinrich Jost, Imre Reiner, Friedrich Hermann Ernst Schneidler, Emil Rudolf Weiß, and Heinrich Wienyck, designed typefaces for the company.

The company nearly went bankrupt at the end of the 19th century due to the assumption of the company's administration, that type founding instead of typesetting would be automated. The new owner Georg Hartmann succeeded in saving the company. Several takeovers, "e.g." of Frankfurt's type foundry Flinsch–a global player itself–in 1916, followed, which let the company grow. In 1927 an office was opened in New York.

In 1972 all activities of the headquarter Frankfurt were stopped and transferred to the former subsidiary company "Fundición Tipográfica Neufville" in Barcelona, which still owns the rights to many typefaces. Amongst others those are distributed by the English company "Neufville Digital".


"In German"
* Konrad F. Bauer: "Zur Geschichte der Unger-Fraktur. Sonderabzug aus dem Gutenberg-Jahrbuch," 1929. Bauersche Gießerei, Frankfurt a. M.
* Eberhard Hölscher: "Ansprache bei der Eröffnung der Ausstellung „Der Schriftkünstler E. R. Weiß“, anlässlich seines sechzigsten Geburtstages, im Schriftmuseum Rudolf Blanckertz in Berlin", 1935. Bauersche Gießerei, Frankfurt a. M.
* "Greif, eine Geschichte des Buchdrucker-Wappentieres," 1939. Bauersche Gießerei, Frankfurt a. M.
* "Ein Stammbaum der Schrift," 1962. Bauersche Gießerei, Frankfurt a. M.

External links

*Publications regarding the Bauer Type Foundry [ in the catalogue of the German National Library] ("in German")
* [ Short information at]
* [ Neufville Digital]
* [ Short information at]

ee also

*Clarendon (typeface)
*Futura (typeface)

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Trennert Type Foundry — Schriftgiesserei J.D. Trennert Sohn Type Aktiengesellschaft Industry Type foundry Headquarters Altona, Germany J. D. Trennert and Son was a German type foundry established in Altona. [ …   Wikipedia

  • Futura (typeface) — Infobox font name = Futura style = Sans serif classifications = Geometric Sans Serif releasedate = 1927 creator = Paul Renner Edwin W. Shaar (Extra Bold, Extra Bold Italic) Tommy Thompson (Extra Bold Italic) foundry = Bauer Type Foundry Neufville …   Wikipedia

  • Intertype Corporation — Former type Defunct Industry Graphic Arts Equipment Founded 1911 Founder(s) Hermann Ridder Defunct 1957, merged with Harris Seybold …   Wikipedia

  • Morris Fuller Benton (list of types) — A sample of News Gothic. A sample of Bank Gothic …   Wikipedia

  • Futura — Para otros usos de este término, véase Futuro. Futura Categoría Sans serif Diseñador(es) Paul Renner …   Wikipedia Español

  • Genzsch & Heyse, A.G. — Genzsch Heyse Schriftgießerei A.G. Type Aktiengesellschaft Industry Type foundry Headquarters Hamburg, Germany Genzsch Heyse was a German type foundry established in Hamburg. [ …   Wikipedia

  • Stephenson Blake — Industry Type foundry Founded July 1818 Founder(s) William Garnett, John Stephenson, James Blake Defunct 2005 Headquarters Sheffield, England Stephenson Blake was a British …   Wikipedia

  • Akzidenz-Grotesk — Infobox font name = Akzidenz Grotesk style = Sans serif date = 1896 foundry = H. Berthold AGAkzidenz Grotesk is a realist sans serif typeface originally released by the H. Berthold AG type foundry in 1896 under the title Accidenz Grotesk . [… …   Wikipedia

  • CALLIGRAPHY, MODERN HEBREW — Origins The origins of modern Hebrew calligraphy can be found in two ways. One can seek its sources in Hebrew scribal traditions, or one can see it as part of the international revival of calligraphy as an art form, a movement that has grown… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • List of University of California, Berkeley alumni — This page lists notable alumni and students of the University of California, Berkeley. Alumni who also served as faculty are listed in bold font, with degree and year. Notable faculty members are in the article List of UC Berkeley faculty.Nobel… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”