AGI Congress Biel/Bienne

23 — 25.09.2015

Willi Kunz

Willi Kunz Studio


Apprenticeship as a typographer with a Swiss nationaldegree. Postgraduate degree in typographic design, Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich. Moved to New York in 1970. Designer at Anspach, Grossman, Portugal. Design director at W. H. Sadlier Inc. educational publishers. Principal of Willi Kunz Studio, a design firm specializing in print communications, visual identity and architectural graphics. Teacher of typographic design at Ohio State University, and the School of Design, Basel, Switzerland. Typographic workshops and lectures in the United States, India, and China.

Author of Typography: Macro- and Microaesthetics (1998); revised and expanded edition (2000); third edition (2002). Separate editions in German, Chinese, and Spanish. Author of Typography: Formation and Transformation (2003).

Winner of numerous national and international awards. Exhibited and published widely in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Works included in the collection of the NY MoMA; the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NY; the Cooper Union Lubalin Center for Typography, NY; the RIT Graphic Design Archive, Rochester, NY; the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the SF MoMA; Denver Art Museum; Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich; Kunstsammlungen Cottbus, Germany; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; and important private collections in the United States. Author of Typography: Macro- and Microaesthetics (1998), with editions in English, German, Spanish and Chinese; and Typography: Formation and Transformation (2003).

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