Thursday, March 10, 2016

Paul Schuitema

[Netherlands] (b 1897/d 1973)

"Paul Schuitema was a Dutch graphic artist. He also designed furniture and expositions and worked as photographer, film director, painter and teacher of publicity design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Schuitema studied at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Rotterdam. In the 1920s, he began to work on graphic design, (..) During his employment at the NV Maatschappij Van Berkel Patent scale company in Rotterdam, Schuitema gained recognition for his original designs of stationery and publicity material, often using only the colors black, red and white and bold sans serif fonts.  From 1926 on, he started working with photomontages, becoming one of the pioneers of this technique in the field of industrial design. (..) Following Dolle Dinsdag (September 5, 1944), he officially joined the resistance forces, assuming a leadership role in the National Film and Photo Reportage Service.. (..) After the end of the war Schuitema was one of the 4 founders of the Dutch Cooperative for Film Production in Haarlem and gave the impulse for the formation of the Dutch Film Makers Guild . "


Netherlands 1932 "Tourism Propaganda" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(B54,...,B57) [ images credit of Stampworld ]

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