Konrad Friedrich Bauer

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Konrad Friedrich Bauer
Born(1903-12-09)9 December 1903
Died17 March 1970(1970-03-17) (aged 66)
Known forTypography

Konrad Friedrich Bauer (9 December 1903 – 17 March 1970) was a German type designer who, though not related to founder Johann Christian Bauer, was head of the art department for the Bauer Type Foundry from 1928 until his retirement in 1968. Bauer’s father was a type founder in Altona and Bauer studied art and the history of lettering before serving a printers’s apprentiship. Bauer revived and modified many nineteenth-century designs and he designed Fortune the first Clarendon typeface with a matching italic. He is the author of many books on the history of design and taught book design, type and printing at the University of Mainz from 1947 until his death.

Fonts designed by Konrad Friedrich Bauer[edit]

All faces designed in collaboration with Walter Baum.


  • 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.