Walter Baum

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Walter Baum
Born(1921-05-23)23 May 1921
Died8 March 2007(2007-03-08) (aged 85)
Known fortypography

Walter Baum (23 May 1921 – 8 March 2007) was a German type designer, graphic artist and teacher. Baum trained as a typesetter from 1935 to 1939, he resumed his studies after the war before becoming head of the graphics studio at the Bauer Type Foundry in 1948. There he collaborated with Konrad Friedrich Bauer in designing many typefaces, including Fortune, the first Clarendon typeface with a matching italic. From 1972 to 1986 he was director of the Kunstschule Westend in Frankfurt am Main.

Fonts Designed by Walter Baum[edit]

Letterpress print of Impressum regular.

All faces designed in collaboration with Konrad Friedrich Bauer.


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