Gedo (Georg) Dotterweich


Lettering, book jackets, books, posters, certificates . Born 1 October 1914 in Nuremberg. 1932-6: studied at the Staatschule für angewandte Kunst, Nuremberg: a teacher was Max Körner. 1936-44: freelance, particularly for publishers; clients included the National Germanic Museum (1939-41) and the Nuremberg Kunstsammlung der Stadt (1941-3). After his studio was destroyed during the war he moved to Bamberg where he designed for many publishers. From 1964: taught at the Werkbundschule, Mainz. 1975-82: taught communication design at the Hochschule, Rheinland-Pfalz. In later life he was very interested in geometric art.

Writings about

  • Carl Heussner, ‘Gedo Dotterweich’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1957, pp. 32-5
  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Munich/Leipzig: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1990-., 2001.
  • Walter Hofmann, ‘Artist and printing composition’ (letterheads), Archiv für Buchgewerbe und Gebrauchsgraphik, Leipzig: Deutsche Buchgewerbeverein., Oct. 1937, pp. 386-98 (esp. pp. 392-5)