Gert Wunderlich – born 18. 11. 1933 in Leipzig, Germany – graphic designer, typographer, type designer, teacher.
1948–53: trains as a typesetter. 1953–58: studies at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. He designs books for the Fortschritt printing workshop in Erfurt and works with various publishers. Research assistant (1966–71), lecturer (1971–79) and from 1979 onwards professor of book design, typography and lettering at the Hochschule für Graphik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. 1982–89: chairman of the GDR’s ICOGRADA committee. 1986: visiting lecturer at the Academy of Art and Design in Peking, China. Exhibitions of his work have been held in Leipzig (1976 and 1981), Warsaw (1978) and Amsterdam (1979), as well as in other places. Awards include the GDR’s Art Prize (1976), Leipzig’s Guter Prize (1979) and a gold medal at the Biennale for Graphic-Design in Brno (1984).
Fonts: Antiqua 58 (1958), (1964–84).
* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.