Calligrapher artist, Professor of Graphic Design at the Fachhochschule Wiesbaden (University of Applied Sciences), font designer
Werner Schneider was born in Marburg/Lahn, Germany in 1935. He studied lettering arts under Prof. Friedrich Poppl at the Werkkunstschule Wiesbaden. Later he became a teacher there with a special emphasis on calligraphy and design.
He has been a professor of Graphic Design at the Fachhochschule Wiesbaden (University of Applied Sciences) since 1971. He is also a freelance calligrapher and font designer. Schneider deals in corporate, logo, font, and book design.
He has been a member of Type Directors Club, New York since 1987.
He is an Honoured member of Letter Exchange, London (1988), Society of Scribes Ltd. New York (1999). Schneider is an Honoured Fellow of the CLAS Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society, London (1995), etc.
Schneider designed typefaces for Berthold AG Berlin (later Chicago), Schneider Antiqua, Schneider Libretto, Vialog, Sunetta, and Satero.
Numerous exhibitions in Europe, the United States of America, Australia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Japan, South Korea and South Africa.
Numerous publications in international professional editions.
Solo exhibition “Werner-Schneider-Archives of the Academy of Arts, Berlin”. Later on his works were showcased in Victoria and Albert Museum London; Book and Arts Special Collection of The San Francisco Library; Newberry Library Chicago, Musée des Arts de l“Écriture, Paris; Prince of Wales Museum Bombay; Klingspor-Museum Offenbach am Main, etc.
Numerous awards from the following institutions: