Born Hans-Joachim Rose 1910 in Mannheim. 1930-33: studied at the Bauhaus. 1933: settled in Amsterdam;. 1934-41: taught at Nieuwe Kunst School, responsible for advertising, photography and typography, his teaching based on Bauhaus principles. Late 1930s: co-founded the studio Co-op 2 (or Coop 2) with Paul Guermonprez. 1942-5: military service. 1945-8: in American and French prisoner-of-war camps. 1949-52: taught at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Dresden. 1952-9: taught at the Fachschule für angewandte Kunst, Leipzig. Died 1989 in Leipzig.
- Nieuwe Kunstschool (exh. cat.), Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1992.
- Dutch Graphic Design 1918-1945, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992 ,
- Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1992.