Werner Rebhuhn

Biography

Book jackets, covers, lettering, typography, type design. Born 1 May 1922 in Göttingen. 1940-45: studied at Hamburg Kunstgewerbeschule: a teacher was C.O. Czeschka. 1943-50: designer for the publisher Hanseatic Verlaganstalt, Hamburg. From 1946: designed for numerous publishers including Rowohlt, Diederichs, S. Fischer, Piper, Deutsche Hausbucherei. 1951-2: designed for the publisher Kiepenheuer, Cologne. 1953: returned to Hamburg where he freelanced for publishers in Holland, Switzerland, Austria. Designed the typeface Fox (1953) and Hobby (1955), both for Genzsch & Heyse. Died 23 January 2001 in Hamburg.

Writings about

  • Vollmer, 1958
  • showing of Fox, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Nov. 1954, p. 54
  • brief biography, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., July 1955, p. 55
  • Pfäfflin, 1986.
  • G.K. Schauer, ‘The advertising book-jacket 1962’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Oct. 1963, pp. 8-19
  • Walter Leonhard, ‘Book jackets by Werner Rebhuhn’, novum, March 1979, pp. 34-7
  • Theodor Hilten, ‘Werner Rebhuhn’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Nov. 1959, pp. 8-15
  • Anton Sailer, ‘Werner Rebhuhn’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1953, pp. 20-25
  • Theodor Hilten, ‘The face of German paperbacks’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Feb. 1963, pp. 10-19
  • Kurt Weidemann, ‘The advertising book-jacket, 1963’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Sept. 1964, pp. 8-23

Exhibitions

  • Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg, 1955.