Wolf Dieter Zimmermann

Biography

Advertising, packaging, display, typography, postage stamps, logos. Born 7 March 1925 in Greiz, Thuringia. Self taught. From 1945: freelance studio. 1947: designed publicity material for exhibitions and trade fairs for City of Düsseldorf. From 1949: designed for numerous industrial clients. Designed logo and book covers for S. Fischer Verlag. 1958: one of winning entries for stamp competition for State of Israel. Won numerous awards for his posters for industrial and commercial clients.

Writings by

  • Walter Amstutz (ed.), Who’s Who in Graphic Art, Zurich: Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press, 1962. , 1962.

Writings about

  • E. Hölscher, ‘5 Jahre Nowea Werbung’, 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. 36-43
  • A. Wannemacher, ‘The best posters [of] 1949’, Graphik, 1950, pp. 368-72, esp. p. 370
  • ELL, ‘Wolf D. Zimmermann’, Graphik, 1951, v. 3, pp. 123-31
  • Wilm Wendt, ‘Produktion, Verkaufsförderung, Werbung’ (Volkswagen publicity), Graphik, 1954, pp. 134-47 (esp. pp. 138, 139, 144, 145)
  • E. Hölscher, ‘Propaganda for the book’ (posters), Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., June 1954, pp. 8-19 (esp. pp. 10, 16: Fisher posters)
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The best German posters of 1954’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1955, pp. 2-7 (esp. pp. 5, 6)
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The best German posters of 1955’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1956, pp. 18-25
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The best German posters of 1956, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1957, pp. 2-7
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The Fischer series of pocketbooks’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Jan. 1958, pp. 2-7
  • E. Hölscher, ‘Protective covers as an advertising medium’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Oct. 1958, pp. 14-27 (esp. p. 26)
  • Vollmer, 1961
  • Pfäfflin, 1986
  • MGD, 1992.
  • Erich Pfeiffer-Belli, ‘The advertising book-jacket’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Sept. 1960, pp. 8-17
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The best German posters of 1962/3’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1963, pp. 2-13
  • Eberhard Hölscher, ‘The best German posters of 1949’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., July 1950, pp. 23-7
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The publicity of the Volkswagen Works’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Feb. 1954, pp. 8-21
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The publicity of the German Federal Railways, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., April 1955, pp. 2-9
  • E. Hölscher, ‘Advertising in perfect style without sales trouble’ (Volkswagen), Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., June 1956, pp. 24-31 (esp. pp. 26, 29, 31)
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The special stamps of the Federal Postal Services 1956’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1957, pp. 22-7
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The best German posters of 1957’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1958, pp. 36-43 (esp. p. 37)
  • Erich Pfeiffer-Belli, ‘The exhibition programmes of the German Council of Art’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1959, pp. 48-53 (esp. p. 53)
  • Hans A. Halbey, ‘Book-jackets as an advertising medium’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1959, pp. 10-19
  • 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
  • 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

Exhibitions

  • Santiago (Chile), 1955
  • Ankara, Istanbul, 1956-7
  • Dublin, Warsaw, 1958.