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Carl Ernst Hinkefuss papers, 1903-1970 (bulk 1912-1933)

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Finding aid for the Carl Ernst Hinkefuss papers, 1903-1970, bulk 1912-1933
Series I. Professional papers, 1912-1969, undated 37.9 linear feet (23 boxes)
Materials relating to Hinkefuss's professional career comprise Series I of the archive. The bulk of the material is examples of his graphic design work: assembled sample portfolios, hundreds of loose original designs, and letterpress print blocks. Also included here are materials related to Hinkefuss's publications, especially Qualität and Mein Vogelparadies. A small selection of professional correspondence, photographs of Hinkefuss's studio and displays of his work, and miscellaneous materials follows.
Arrangement note
The series is arranged in five groups: graphic design work, publications, correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous papers.
Graphic design work, 1912-1959, undated
1*-9* Reference portfolios, 1912-1931, undated
The contents of two custom-made cloth boxes with the Hinkefuss logo. This set of reference portfolios is comprised of mounted samples and proofs of printed graphic art work by Deffke, by the Hinkefuss-Deffke partnership, Wilhelmwerk, and by the subsequent Hinkefuss studio, Internatio. Included are a broad range of commercial graphic design projects, from letterhead to advertisments, catalogs and promotional flyers to package design, as well as sample pages of Deffke and Hinkefuss publications.
Trademarks and logos, 1920-1926, undated
Many designs are signed and numbered, and some bear an Internatio stamp; some designs are represented in alternate versions.
15 Stamped "Internatio"
10-14 Unstamped
Box Folder
16 1 Wilhelmwerk ephemera, 1915-1920
16 2 Internatio promotional materials, 1920-1933
17-18 Letterpress print blocks, undated
23* Posters, 1946-1959, undated
Two original poster designs and one printed copy.
Various commercial graphic design, undated
Box Folder
16 4-6 General
Box Folder
22* 1 Oversize
Box Folder
16 3 Later graphic artwork, circa 1950s
Photographic reproductions of works, including propaganda posters of figures such as Karl Marx and Maxim Gorky, showing Hinkefuss's shift from his earlier abstract style to a much more realistic style, presumably more acceptable in the DDR at the time.
Publications, 1914-1933
Box Folder
22* 3 Werbedrucke, 1914
Bound set of partial proofs(?).
Qualität, 1920-1933
Photocopy of the complete run of the journal.
Box Folder
19 1-6 Volume 1, 1920-1921
19 7-12 Volume 2, 1921-1922
19 13-15 Volume 3, 1922-1923
19 16-20 Volume 4, 1925
Box Folder
20 1-5 Volume 5, 1927
20 6-10 Volume 6, 1928
20 11-14 Volume 7, 1929
20 15-16 Volume 8, 1930
20 17-18 Volume 9, 1931
20 19-20 Volume 10, 1932
20 21-22 Volume 11, 1933
Ephemera, 1920-1933
Box Folder
20 23 General
Box Folder
22* 2 Oversize
Mein Vogelparadies, 1929
Box Folder
20 24 Unbound leaves
21 Wooden toys
Box Folder
20 25 Photographs of designs for a sequel volume
Box Folder
22* 4 Neusilber-Bestecke, 1920s
Proofs of cover illustration.
Box Folder
16 7 Correspondence, 1930-1967
Includes correspondence documenting Hinkefuss's failed attempts to restart his career within the DDR after World War II.
16 8 Photographs of various Hinkefuss ateliers and displays, undated
Also includes a small number of photographs of designs.
16 9-12 Miscellaneous professional papers, 1951-1969, undated
Includes curriculum vitae, Verband Bildender Künstler Deutschlands membership materials, typescript compilation of reviews, and miscellaneous newspaper clippings.

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