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Bayer, Herbert

Bayer, Herbert (1900–85). Born at Haag, near Salzburg, he studied architecture before joining the Bauhaus in Weimar in 1921. In 1925 he became head of the typographic workshops at Dessau, and designed the journal Bauhaus. He promoted a single-alphabet sansserif typography, and designed the celebrated typeface Universal (1925–8). He established his own firm in Berlin in 1928, working with Gropius, Breuer, and others at the Paris Deutscher Werkbund Exhibition of 1930. He emigrated to the USA in 1938, helping with the Museum of Modern Art's Bauhaus exhibition of that year. He became a design consultant in Aspen, Co, in 1946.

Bibliography

Bayer (1938);
Jervis (1984);
E. Neumann (ed.) (1993);
Widder (2001)

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