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Josef Albers

German artist, theoretician and designer, part of the Bauhaus. In 1925 he became a teacher there with his new wife Anni (née Fleischmann), an influential textile designer. When the Bauhaus was closed by the Nazis in 1933, the couple left for America. They taught at the Black Mountain College of Art in North Carolina, which itself became a center of Bauhaus design. In 1950 Albers went on to direct the Yale Design School until 1960. Albers made major contributions to colour theory.

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2 font families by Josef Albers

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P22 Albers™

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Futura® Black

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Futura® Black Futura® Black

Josef Albers drew a stencil sanserif form at the Bauhaus in 1923 (published in 1926); Paul Renner and the Bauer design office made a similar design into a typeface in 1929, and rather confusingly included it in the Futura series. Many websites erroneously attribute the stencil design to Josef Albers, but there is no evidence that the two met or collaborated on Futura Black. In 1929 Josef Albers and Jan Tschichold corresponded on the “Transito” typeface (another very similar stencil typeface, while Paul Renner was working with Jan Tschichold.

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