Georg Belwe

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Georg Belwe
Born(1878-08-12)12 August 1878
Known fortypography

Georg Belwe (12 August 1878 – 1954) was a German type designer, typographer, graphic artist and teacher.

Personal information[edit]

Belwe was born on 8 December 1878 in Berlin, Germany. He studied and later taught at the teaching institute of Königliches Kunstgewerbemuseum in his native Berlin.[1]



In 1900, with Fritz Helmut Ehmcke and Friedrich Wilhelm Kleukens, he founded Steglitzer Werkstadt, a private press. This same year he joins the Kunstgewerbeschule as a teacher in Berlin.[1]


In 1906 he became head of typography department and the class for accurate drawing at the Leipzig Akademie für Graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe.[1]


Belwe has produced numerous works for publishing houses which include:

  • List
  • Reclam
  • Eugen Diederichs
  • Westermann[1]


His publications include:

  • Albert Mundt "Georg Belwe und seine Klasse an der Königlichen Akademie für graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe" in "Archiv für Buchgewerbe" In June 1910.[1]


Belwe died in Ronneburg, Germany in 1954.[1]

Fonts Designed by Georg Belwe[edit]


  • Jaspert, W. Pincus, W. Turner Berry and A.F. Johnson. The Encyclopedia of Type Faces. Blandford Press Lts.: 1953, 1983. ISBN 0-7137-1347-X.
  • Friedl, Ott, and Stein, Typography: an Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History. Black Dog & Levinthal Publishers: 1998. ISBN 1-57912-023-7.
  • Macmillsn, Niel, An A-Z of Type Designers, Yale University Press, 2006.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Georg Belwe". LinoType. Retrieved 4 January 2013.