My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?Hand-made paper, watercolours, wooden stick and pen, 48x62 cm, 2010
My fault, my own fault, my most grevious fault…Handmade paper, watercolor, wooden stick, 61x42 cm, 1998
Every man is a sinner; it is the nature of the sin that differs. LichtenbergHandmade paper, Chinese ink, wooden stick, 35x50 cm, 2003
Believe me, a serious cause is a source of true joy. SenecaPaper, watercolor, Sweden pen, 21x30 cm, 2004
The artist is just one who can turn solution to riddle. Karl KrausHandmade paper, glass pen, Indian ink, 16x31 cm, 2001
Postcard № 1A postcard with Mahatma Gandhi’s dictum “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed”, 21x29 cm, 2009
Postcard № 12A postcard with dictum “The Roman capital script was not created per diem”, 42x29 cm, 2000
Werner Schneider was born in Marburg/Lahn, Germany in 1935. He studied lettering arts under Prof. Friedrich Poppl at the Werkkunstschule Wiesbaden. Later he became a teacher there with a special emphasis on calligraphy and design.
He has been a professor of Graphic Design at the Fachhochschule Wiesbaden (University of Applied Sciences) since 1971. He is also a freelance calligrapher and font designer. Schneider deals in corporate, logo, font, and book design.
He has been a member of Type Directors Club, New York since 1987.
He is an Honoured member of Letter Exchange, London (1988), Society of Scribes Ltd. New York (1999). Schneider is an Honoured Fellow of the CLAS Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society, London (1995), etc.
Schneider designed typefaces for Berthold AG Berlin (later Chicago), Schneider Antiqua, Schneider Libretto, Vialog, Sunetta, and Satero.
Numerous exhibitions in Europe, the United States of America, Australia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Japan, South Korea and South Africa.
Numerous publications in international professional editions.
Solo exhibition “Werner-Schneider-Archives of the Academy of Arts, Berlin”. Later on his works were showcased in Victoria and Albert Museum London; Book and Arts Special Collection of The San Francisco Library; Newberry Library Chicago, Musée des Arts de l“Écriture, Paris; Prince of Wales Museum Bombay; Klingspor-Museum Offenbach am Main, etc.
Numerous awards from the following institutions:
- “For Typographic Excellence” prize, the Type Directors Club New York,
- the Art Directors Club, New York,
- Merit Award, the First International Exhibition 1987,
- Gold Medal for Schneider-Antiqua from Biennale of Graphic Design Brno-Czechoslovakia,
- Rudo Spemann Prize, Klingspor-Museum, Offenbach am Main, etc.