Heinz Schwabe

Biography

Publicity, book jackets, posters, logos. Began career in a Berlin printing firm, then freelanced. After working in Stockholm, he he worked in the studio of Scherl the Berlin pubisher, followed by freelancing until 1939. Military service during the war. After the war he freelanced, then taught commercial art at the Berlin Hochschule. From 1949: living in Düsseldorf. His industrial clients included Mercedes-Benz.

Writings about

    ‘omt’, ‘Competition of the ZAW’ (poster competition, Zentralausschuss der Werbewirtschaft), Graphik, 1954, 3, pp. 152-3
  • Gerda Finsterer-Stuber, Marken und Signete, Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, 1957
  • Eberhard Hölscher, ‘Heinz Schwabe, Düsseldorf’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Nov. 1953, pp. 12-21
  • Ludwig Ebenhöh, ‘Heinz Schwabe, Düsseldorf’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Dec. 1956, pp. 34-43
  • E. Hölscher, ‘A new dawn for the film poster’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., April 1959, p. 47
  • Max Körner, results of a poster competition, 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. 40-41
  • E. Hölscher, ‘Soap in beautiful shape[s]’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Oct. 1957, pp. 16-17
  • E. Hölscher, German posters 1959/60’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., August 1960, pp. 10-19, esp. p. 17.