Hans Schweiss

Biography

Publicity, packaging, book design, display, illustrations, photographs. Born 25 February 1924 in Stuttgart. 1940-42: studied at the Stuttgart Akademie der bildenden Künste: a teacher was F.H. Ernst Schneidler. 1942: military service; taken prisoner during the war, not returning to Germany until 1949. 1949-51: completed studies at the Stuttgart Akademie. 1951: freelance designer in Esslingen; won award for best postwar German poster. By 1954: worked with his designer-wife Eva. 1954: awarded Gold Medal at Milan Triennale. From 1957s: head of the graphic design department at Werkkunstschule, Offenbach a.M. From 1972: living in Munich. His work usually showed a humorous element.

Writings by

  • ‘Ernst Jünger’, novum, April 1979, pp. 51-6 (posters).
  • Walter Amstutz (ed.), Who’s Who in Graphic Art, Zurich: Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press, 1962. , 1962

Writings about

  • Modern Publicity 1953-4, 1953, pp. 33, 58
  • ‘HK’, ‘Die Sparwerbung von heute verhilft dazu’, Graphik, 1954, 1, pp. 20-27, esp. pp. 22-3 ‘Poster competition. 5. Internationale Bodensee-Messe, Friedrichshafen’, Graphik, 1954, 2, p. 96 (Eva and Hans) Asta Ruth, ‘Hans Schweiss’, Graphik, 1954, 8, pp. 418-23
  • G. Harris Bergson, ‘Renaissance in bank and insurance company advertising’, Graphis, 1956, pp. 226-41, esp. p. 237
  • Wilfried C. Martin, ‘Heitere Pharma-Werbung’ (pharmaceutical advertising), Graphik, Sept. 1958, pp. 19-21
  • Kurt Weidemann, ‘Sleep’ (calendar photographs by HS), Graphis 196, 1978/9, pp. 130-41
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The best German posters of 1956, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1957, pp. 2-7
  • Rolf Müller, ‘’Schweiss-Gruppe München’, (Kiel Festival Week publicity), novum, Nov. 1977, pp. 37-41
  • Hans Kuh, ‘Vivid pharmaceutical advertising’ (Parke Davis, Munich), Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Sept. 1961, pp. 34-41
  • E. Hölscher, ‘Hans Schweiss/Pharmaceutical advertising’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Oct. 1961, pp. 12-21.
  • Ludwig Ebenhöh, ‘Auto-propaganda [Self-promotion] of newspapers and periodicals’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., April 1954, pp. 10-29
  • Eberhard Hölscher, ‘Advertising of the German Federal Postal Services’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., April 1957, pp. 20-25
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The School of Applied Graphic Art in Offenbach on Main’ (Werkkunstschule, HS, instructor), Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1961, pp. 44-53