Helmut Matheis

Biography

Typography, type design, trademarks. Born 21 November 1917 in Speyer. Military service of 7 years. Studied under Ernst von Dombrowski and F.H. Ehmcke in Munich. Designed for publishers, greeting-card manufacturers and other industries. Designed typefaces Primadonna (1956), Slogan and Charme (1957/8), all for Ludwig & Mayer, and Verona (1959, Genzsch & Heyse).

Writings about

  • Gerda Finsterer-Stuber, Marken und Signete, Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, 1957
  • WM, 1966.
  • showing of Primadonna, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., April 1956, p. 52
  • showing of Verona, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., May 1959, p. 62
  • Carl Heussner, ‘Helmut Matheis’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., April 1956, pp. 16-17
  • showing of Charme, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., May 1958, p. 56