Posters, illustrations, trademarks, industrial publicity. Born Joseph Friedrich Gustav Binder 31 March 1897 in Ludwigshafen/Rhein. For his professional name he used ‘Friedrich’ to avoid confusion with the well-known Viennese designer, Joseph Binder. 1917: studied with, or worked with, Wilhelm Deffke, Ernst Klinger and Lucian Bernhard in Berlin. 1917-18: military service. 1919-20: worked in Schäfer-Binder and Weber studios. 1921-2: worked for Waldkirch, Ludwigshafen printer. 1922-4: freelance. 1924-7: taught at Akademie für freie und angewandte Kunst, Saarbrücken. 1936: established Binder-Studios, Beilstein. 1943-5: military service. From 1945: worked from his studio, increasingly as a painter, in Allgäu. In his lifetime he had designed over 300 trademarks; in 1925 he had been awarded first prize for an I.G. Farben trademark. In 1930 he had been awarded first prize in the Nuremberg International Poster Exhibition. Died 30 March 1991 in Lindenberg/Allgäu, impoverished.
- Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Munich/Leipzig: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1990-., 1995.
- ‘Friedrich Binder’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Feb. 1930, pp. 50-55 (posters) ,