Jurors red dot award: communication design 2011
Prof. Uwe Loesch
In 1968 Uwe Loesch founds his own "studio for visual and verbal communication" in Düsseldorf. His extraordinary graphic and typographic work is published and exhibited worldwide. The Museum of Modern Art New York has been collecting and showing his works since 1983. He receives many awards, among others the Gold Medal for Corporate Design of the Art Directors Club of Europe and the red dot: grand prix. In 2009 he is honoured with the Gutenberg Preis of the City of Leipzig and at last in 2011 with the Tapani Aartomaa Prix of the International Poster Biennale in Lahti, Finland. In 1985 he is appointed professor for multimedia at the University for Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf. From 1990 to 2008 he holds a professorship for communication design at the University of Wuppertal. Uwe Loesch is president of the German members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, he is a member of the Art Directors Club for Germany, of the Type Directors Club New York and of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie. He was president of the juries of international biennales in Warsaw, Lahti, Brno, Fort Collins Colorado, Toyama, Chaumont, Moscow, Ningbo and Hangzhou.