Benno Wissing

Bernard (Benno) Wissing was a Dutch designer, painter, graphic artist and architect. He trained as a painter at the Art Academy in Rotterdam.

He began his career in 1949 as a designer for the Museum Boijmans in Rotterdam under VP Ebbinge Wubbe. He designed catalogs and posters and established exhibitions. He was one of the founders of Total Design which he worked from 1964 to 1972.

 

Benno Wissing

Benno Wissing

Benno Wissing

Benno Wissing

Benno Wissing

Benno Wissing

Benno Wissing

 

Wissing has become known for his signage designed in 1967 for Schiphol, the logo of the retail chain Makro, the house style of De Doelen, department store Metz & Co., and posters of the Holland Festival.

In 1972 he started his own agency. In 1980 he was invited to work at the Rhode Island School of Design, but he continued to make posters for the Holland Festival.

Wissing received the lifetime achievement award from the Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture in 1996.

 

Benno Wissing

2017 History of Graphic Design

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