Karl Adam Vollmer

Biography

Born 24 January 1901 in Rheindürkheim. From 1919: Studied at the Kunstgewebeschule, Offenbach a.M., then from 1924 student there of Rudolf Koch. From 1926: taught at the Meisterschule, Aschaffenburg. From 1936: taught lettering, heraldry, decoration at the Städel-Schule, Frankfurt. From 1939: designed publicity for the Bauer Typefoundry, and the Zodiac illustrations for the Bauer almanac. Designed murals, wall-tapestries, stained-glass windows. Died 1961 or 1962.

Writings about

  • Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Sept. 1941, pp. 15-22
  • Vollmer, 1962.
  • Hans Thaddäus Hoyer, ‘Schrift und Gebrauchsgraphik’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., (2 nd year: 1926?), Heft 1, p. 21