Hans Möhring

Biography

Type designs, publicity, book arts. Born 29 November 1894 in Halle (Saale). 1912-14: studied at the Leipzig Akademie für graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe: a teacher was Walter Tiemann and Horst Schulze. His studies interrupted by military service, during which he was wounded; he returned to the Akademie, 1919-20, and was in Tiemann’s Meisterklasse. From 1920: worked at Poeschel & Trepte, book printer, then for numerous publishers. From 1925: chairman of the designers’ association Bund Deutsche Gebrauchsgrafiker (BDG). Designed the typefaces Elegant Grotesk (1928, Stempel), Phalanx (1930-1, Genzsch & Heyse), Halbfette Phalanx (1932, Genzsch & Heyse), Florida (1932, Woellmer), Elan (1937, Stempel), Gabriele (1938, Woellmer) and Gladiator (1940, Schriftguss). His last years, while living in Kornwestheim (Wttbg.), were spent in interior design and decoration. Died 21 May 1958 in Ludwigsburg.

Writings about

  • Konrad F. Bauer, ‘Bericht über neue Schriften’, Imprimatur, 1931, pp. 65-85, esp. p. 69 (Elegant-Grotesk) and p. 83 (Phalanx), 71
  • showing of Elan, Deutscher Drucker, Jan. 1938, p. 142
  • showing of Halbfette Elan, Deutscher Drucker, Aug. 1938, p. 512
  • Vollmer, 1962
  • Saur, 2000.
  • H.K. Frenzel, ‘Hans Möhring’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Feb. 1934, pp. 12-17
  • Hans Bockwitz, ‘Junge deutsche Büchkunstler’, Archiv für Buchgewerbe und Gebrauchsgraphik, Leipzig: Deutsche Buchgewerbeverein., Nov. 1934, pp. 699-784, esp. p. 700
  • Julius Zeitler, ‘Hans Möhring’, Archiv für Buchgewerbe und Gebrauchsgraphik, Leipzig: Deutsche Buchgewerbeverein., 1927, v. 1, pp. 29-37 plus 24-p. supplement

Exhibitions

  • Stuttgart, 1954.