Julius Gipkens was a German graphic designer, illustrator and painter, who was especially successful as a graphic designer and poster artist. His advertising agency designed the Sarotti Mohr.
After training, he began early autodidact with arts and crafts work. First he decorated shop window in Berlin and designed exhibitions. He worked for the House of Hohenzollern-Arts. He was responsible for various magazines, including for Simplicissimus. He was a member of the Deutscher Werkbund. He designed innovatively designed advertising posters, so in 1907 for the shoe company Leiser or 1913 a poster with a single Kohlebrikett for the company "Emperor".
During World War he designed posters for war bonds or issue German war booty (1917). In the period of the Weimar Republic, he designed advertising graphics and packaging for Zuntz, Stollwerck Sarotti, Riquet and Garbáty. He designed motifs for decorating fabrics and wallpapers.
He created a series of graphics for book covers. Several fonts were cut from his designs, such as Femina (1913, Bauer's foundry). In 1933 he emigrated to the United States. About his life until death in 1968 is not known.