Jupp Ernst

Biography

Publicity, posters, book covers, trademarks, product design. Born Joseph Caspar Jupp Ernst 20 December 1905 in Paderborn. 1926-9: studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Bielefeld: a teacher was Georg Trump. Worked for numerous publishers. 1938: had a studio in Berlin; member of the Reichskammer der bildende Künste. 1940?-45?: military service. 1951-8: editorial member of the union journal werk und zeit. Involved in various exhibitions: ‘Deutsches Buchschaffen’, 1947 (committee member); ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’, 1948 (director); ‘Industrial Design und Graphik’, documenta III Kassel, 1964 (head of committee). 1948-54: director of the Wuppertal Werkkunstschule. 1954: director of the Staatliche Werkkunstschule, Kassel. 1957: founded, with Wilhelm Wagenfeld and Willem Sandberg, the journal form, of which he was the editor. By the 1970s his interest had turned to photography and sculpture and he was producing steles using geometric motifs. His sculptures were exhibited 1977, 1979, 1981 at the Biennali Internazionali Dantesch, Centro Dantesco, Ravenna. 1974: awarded Service Cross of the German Federal Republic. Died 24 October 1987 in Düren-Langerwehe.

Writings by

  • ‘Institut für Industrieform an der Werkkunstschule Wuppertal’, Graphik, 1952, pp. 152-4
  • ‘Individual creativeness and mass production’ (talk given at 6th International Design Conference, Aspen), Print, Aug/Sept 1956, pp. 60-61
  • Marken und Symbole von Jupp Ernst, Kassel: Freunde der Staatlichen Werkkunstschule, 1965
  • ‘Staatliche Werkkunstschule Kassel’ (introduction), Polygarph Jahrbuch, 1966, supplement
  • ‘Photographismen. Bild schöpfungen von Floris Michael Neusüss’, Polygraph Jahrbuch, 1969, pp. 20-7
  • Japan Form (exh. cat.
  • photos of Japan by Renate and JE, and essay: ‘Der japanische Garten’), Düren: Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, 1977.

Writings about

    Eberhard Hölscher, ‘Advertising art in post-war Germany’, Graphis 34, 1951, pp. 58-79, esp. pp58, 61, 67, 74, 77, 78
  • Werner Suhr, ‘Jupp Ernst’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Sept. 1938, pp. 35-42
  • Karl Hans Walter, ‘Funktion und Gestaltung der Schutzmarke’ (logos), Graphik, 1951, 5, pp. 232-5 Hans Schleger, ‘World Design Conference in Tokyo, 1960’, Graphis 92, 1960, pp. 534-5
  • biography, Polygraph Jahrbuch, 1966, p. 20 and 1969, p. 20
  • Heinrich König, ‘Marken und Symbole von Jupp Ernst’, Graphik, 1966, 11, pp. 28-30
  • Jupp Ernst. Plastiken, Faltungen, Zeichen, (exh. cat.
  • Ekkehard Ernst and Thomas Schriefers, Jupp Ernst. Werk und Lehre, in werk und zeit , Hagen: ardenkuverlag, 2000
  • Werkundzeit, Deutsche Werkbund, 2001
  • www.racine.ra.it/centrodantesco.
  • Max Peter Maas, ‘From Trade-Marks to Plastic Symbols. Sculpture by Jupp Ernst’, novum, Nov. 1973, pp. 36-43
  • JE’s sculptures), Düren: Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, 1975 (includes Maas article from novum, 1973)
  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Munich/Leipzig: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1990-., 2002
  • Fritz Genzmer, ‘Firm symbols’ (logos, based on G. Finsterer-Stuber, Marken und Signete), Archiv für Druck und Papier, 1955-65; then Archiv für Drucktechnik, 1965-7; then Druck, 1968-73. , 1957, v. 3, pp. 312-15 (esp. p. 313)

Exhibitions

  • (See AKL, 2002)
  • Wuppertal, 1951
  • Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren, 1975
  • Kolkmannhaus, Wuppertal, 2005.

Collections

  • Universität Wuppertal.