Erik Nitsche

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1908–1998 | BORN: Lausanne, Switzerland | EDUCATION: Collège Classique of Lausanne, Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich

Understood that design could shape a company’s public image

Designed iconic scientific posters

Elevated the standard for nonfiction book design

Family friend Paul Klee inspired Erik Nitsche to become an artist. Nitsche dreamed of studying at the Bauhaus, but to his disappointment he didn’t have the opportunity. He must have enjoyed hearing that László Moholy-Nagy later saw his work and wondered who this person was that was designing like the Bauhaus.

Nitsche immigrated to the United States in 1934, landing first in Hollywood ...

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