After successful showcase in Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Weingart Typography China Shanghai Exhibition opened at Design and Innovation Collage, Tongji University on October 15, 2017. The exhibition is co-organized by Tongji University and Swissnex in China and will last until 10 November. Afterwards, it will be touring to Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.
As the main supporter of the exhibition, Dr. Felix Moesner, CEO of Swissnex in China attended the opening and delivered the opening speech. Mr. Erwin Lüthi, Deputy Consul General of Switzerland also joined the opening as the honored guest.
Weingart Typography China Touring Exhibition presents the first comprehensive exhibition in China devoted to the work and teaching of Wolfgang Weingart and is based on the exhibition by Museum für Gestaltung Zürich in 2014. All of the exhibits come from the Museum’s own collections and are donated by Mr. Weingart, including more than 200 pieces by Weingart himself as well as examples of his students’ work.
Wolfgang Weingart , the Swiss graphic designer and design educator is known for his pioneering work in typography and graphic design in the 1960s and 70s. He rebelled against the then dominant Swiss International Style and spoke with an eloquent typographic voice of his own. Through teaching and practice Weingart influenced generations of students from all over the world and inspired a “New Wave” of typography which traveled from Basel to North America. This wave reverberated with the emerging Post-modernism in the country to create an impact on graphic design in profound ways.