Hermann Bentele

Biography

Publicity, lettering, books, jackets, stamps. Born 8 July 1923 in Ravensburg. 1940-42, 1946-9: studied at the Stuttgart Akademie where he became a Meisterschuler under F.H. Ernst Schneidler. 1949-51: taught history of typography/lettering at the Technische Hochschule, Stuttgart. From 1952: designed for publishers including Alma Mater Verlag in Tübingen and Brockhaus Verlag. From 1955: taught commercial art at the Muthesius Werkkunstschule (now Fachhochschule), Kiel; from 1972: professor of Graphic Design. 1956: designed a postage stamp for the Olympic Games. 1963: designed postage stamp for the Red Cross centenary. Retired 1988.

Writings about

    Eberhard Hölscher, ‘Advertising art in post-war Germany’, Graphis 34, 1951, pp. 58-79
  • Modern Publicity 1953-4, 1953, p. 105
  • Gerda Finsterer-Stuber, Marken und Signete, Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, 1957
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The special stamps of the Federal Postal Services 1956’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1957, pp. 22-7
  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Munich/Leipzig: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1990-., 1994
  • Eberhard Hölscher, ‘Hermann Bentele’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Jan. 1951, pp. 32-9
  • E. Hölscher, ‘Muthesius School of Applied Art, Kiel’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Sept. 1960, pp. 38-49