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Bayer, Herbert

Born: 1900 AD
Died: 1985 AD
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1900 – Herbert Bayer was born is an Austrian graphic designer, painter, architect, and photographer.

Became interested in Walter Gropius’s Bauhaus manifesto.

Studied for four years at the Bauhaus under such teachers as Wassily Kandinsky and László Moholy-Nagy.

Gropius appointed Bayer as Director of printing and advertising.

1927 – Developed a crisp visual style and adopted an all-lowercase and sans serif typeface for all Bauhaus publications and credited with designing the geometric sans-serif typeface, universal.

1928 – Bayer left the Bauhaus to become art director of Vogue magazine’s Berlin office.

1938 – Settled in New York City where he had a long career in nearly every aspect of the graphic arts.

1946 – Hired by industrialist and visionary Walter Paepcke, Bayer moved to Aspen, Colorado as Paepcke virtually invented and promoted skiing as a popular sport.

1959 – Designed his "fonetik alfabet", a phonetic alphabet, for English a sans-serif and without capital letters.

Bayers works appear in prominent public and private collections including the MIT List Visual Arts Center.

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