Werner Beucke

Biography

Packaging, typography, posters, publicity. Born 17 January 1903 in Berlin. Studied at Vereinigte Staatsschulen für freie und angewandte Kunst, Berlin: a teacher was O.H.W. Hadank. Later worked as a book designer, especially for Ullstein in Berlin. By 1931 he had designed numerous advertisements for Deutsche Lufthansa. By 1932: on the BDG board of directors. 1936: designed the tickets and other printed material for the Olympics. 7 April 1940: died on military service.

Writings about

    ‘Beucke/Ein Berliner Graphiker’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., 1929, v. 3, pp. 17-28
  • GKS, 1962
  • GKS, 1963, p. 264
  • ‘Werner Beucke’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Sept. 1935, pp. 42-3
  • H.K. Frenzel, ‘Werner Beucke’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., April 1937, pp. 10-15
  • Leopold Nettelhorst, ‘Emanation of a personality. Works of former pupils of Professor O.H.W. Hadank, Hamburg’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1954, pp. 6-39
  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Munich/Leipzig: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1990-., 1995.
  • ‘Principles of propaganda for aerial navigation’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., April 1931, pp. 25-32
  • H.K. Frenzel, ‘The Xith Olympiad, Berlin, 1936. Sporting and advertising graphic art’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., July 1936, pp. 2-17