Weiss, Emil Rudolf

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Weiss, Emil Rudolf Gender: M
born on 12 October 1875 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Lahr, Germany, 48n20, 7e52
Timezone LMT m7e52 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 18°39' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 14°36 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 28°47'


German typographer, graphic designer, painter, teacher and poet.

As a poet, his texts were set to music by Jan Sibelius and Max Kretschmar. He designed wallpapers, fabrics, furniture, stained-glass windows, company logos, ceramics, and was a muralist for country houses and ocean liners. Although he claimed that his book work was a secondary interest after his water-colour painting, his outpouring of book work was impressive: he designed books and magazines - the typographic arrangement of the pages, and, as required, the bindings, the dust-jackets, end-papers, title-pages.

He created the following fonts : Weiss fracture (1913), the category of the French Renaissance Antiqua belonging Weiss Antiqua (1928), Weiss-Gothic (1936) and Weiss Rotunda (1937).

He died 7 November 1942.

Link to German Wikipedia


Source Notes

Gauquelin, vol 4


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (typographer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator