Zu dieser Arbeitsweise wurde Trump durch seinen Werdegang schon geführt. Er begann sein Studium kurz vor dem Krieg bei Schneidler in Stuttgart. Nach der Rückkehr aus dem Felde nimmt er es wieder auf. Von 1919 bis 1923 steht die Typografie durchaus im Vordergrund. Wanderjahre in Italien folgen dann. Das freie malerische Schaffen herrscht hier vor. Es wird erganzt durch eine kunstgewerbliche Tatigkeit. Mit dem Freunde Imre Reiner begründet Trump eine Werkstatt für Keramik. Dann erst vollzieht sich der endgültige übergang zur Typografie, zu jenem Gebiet, in dem Kunst und Technik sich so innig durchdringen. Ein nicht alltaglicher Aufstieg beginnt: Lehr- tatigkeit an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Bielefeld und dann Berufung an die Meisterschule in München. Trumps reprasentativste Leistungen sind die Schriftproben für die H. Berthold A. G. Berlin. Da- neben stehen Buchgestaltungen, Signete, Zeichnungen, Einzelfotos. Im Musterheft zur Berthold- Grotesk schuf Trump einen Kanon neuer technischer Typografie. Mit der sachlich reinen Schrift Prof. GEORG TRUMP the printer's type and the toned plate, usually without any additional detail designed by hand. He limits himself within the bounds of the box of types and the camera and within these bounds he develops a perfectly free and intensely personal style. Trump is an artist in typography: he creates the ultimate form upon a foundation of handicraft. He is a typographer in art: he masters the apparently inert material, the apparently dead mechanism, according to a certain definite conception of form. Trump's career has led him to this method of work. He began his studies just before the war with Schneidler in Stuttgart. After his return from the trenches he took them up once more. From 1919 to 1923, typography certainly took the first place, then followed wonderful years in Italy. Here free untrammelled painting had its way with him. He supplemented this by work in arts and crafts. With his friend Imre Reiner, Trump established a pottery workshop. Only after this came the final urge to typography, to that sphere in which art and technique are so intimately fused. Now came a rise in his career of unusual rapidity. He began to teach at the Bielefeld school of arts and crafts and was then called to the master school in Munich. Trump's most representative work is his types for the H. Berthold A.G. in Berlin. Then he has designed books, signets, drawings and done some photography. In his sample book of Berthold grotesque type he created a canon for new technical typography. With the pure objective script alone he built up the most various advertising forms. The impressive simplicity of these forms gave 35

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