Hans Hermann Hagedorn

Biography

Book jackets. Born 1913 in Hamburg. First studies at the Berlin Vereinigte Staatsschulen für freie und Angewandte Kunst: a teacher was Ernst Böhm. His main education (of 3 years) was at the Stuttgart Kunstakademie where an influential teacher was F.H.E. Schneidler. From 1937: freelance.in Hamburg, designing especially book jackets and covers. ‘In the best tradition of the Schneidler School.’ (Hölscher, 1950)

Writings about

    E. Hölscher, ‘Advertising art in post-war Germany’, Graphis 34, 1951, pp. 58-79
  • Bruno Arbeiter, ‘Hans Hermann Hagedorns Schutzumschläge’, Archiv für Buchgewerbe und Gebrauchsgraphik, Leipzig: Deutsche Buchgewerbeverein., 1940, pp. 111-14
  • brief biography, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., July 1954, p. 55.
  • Eberhard Hölscher, ‘Book-jackets by Hans Hermann Hagedorn’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1950, pp. 33-8 plus 4-page supplement