Fritz Kahn and the “roots” of information design

TYPO Berlin 2014 ROOTS | Saturday, 17 May | 2:00 pm | Stage | German

Thilo and his sister Uta Debschitz carried out extensive research in international archives in order to bring the works of forgotten author Dr. Fritz Kahn (1888–1968) back to light. Due to his fascinating comparisons of images, in particular of the human body, Kahn is said to be the pioneer of information design. In order to celebrate his 125th birthday on 29 September 2013, the Debschitzes published a comprehensive monography: “Fritz Kahn” (by Taschen publishing house) sparked global attention. Thilo von Debschitz will tell the TYPO audience more about his so far most personal project.

Thilo von Debschitz

Thilo von Debschitz

Thilo von Debschitz is managing director of the much-lauded design agency Q in Wiesbaden. Meanwhile, he has been working with his sister Uta on an extra-curricular treasure-hunting project. The two did extensive research in international archives in order to bring the work of forgotten author Dr. Fritz Kahn (1888 –…

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