Louis Oppenheim

Biography

Posters, type designs, trademarks, window displays. Born 4 May 1879 in Coburg. 1898-1906: studied in London. 1906: studio in Berlin. Early posters in the style of Bernhard. Designed the typefaces Lo-Schrift (1911), Fanfare (1927), Flamingo (1928); all issued by Berthold. Died 1936.

Writings about

  • Buch- und Werbekunst, Apr. 1930, after p. 116 (exh. poster)
  • work in Das Plakat, April, Oct. (pp. 143, 147), 1911
  • Walter Bloch, ‘Berlin und das übrige Deutschland’, Das Plakat, 1915, pp. 29-35
  • Deutscher Drucker, March 1928, p. 491 (Berthold ad for Fanfare)
  • ‘Leseschrift reinsten Wassers’, Der Polygraph, 5 May 1982, p. 748
  • www.hamburg.de/Behoerden/Kulturbehoerde/epoc/deutsch
  • Werner Suhr, ‘Louis Oppenheim’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1932, pp. 40-51
  • H.K. Frenzel, ‘Back to twenty years ago’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Jan. 1934, pp. 17-32, esp. p. 23