Nicolaus Ott

Nicolaus Ott (born in 1947) is an internationally renowned graphic designer who produces typographic works in which image and text interpenetrate. In each of his latest graphics, he combines the name of a great artist and his distinct visual language. The results are very individual, constructivist-inspired images. Ott's visual language is timeless and modern, traditional and avant-garde, restrained and determined, clear and multi-layered.

Since 1978, together with Bernhard Stein and his posters, signets and book designs, Nicolaus Ott has been writing German design history. Until 2004, they designed mainly for Berlin cultural institutions, artists, architects and publishers. The Ott+Stein studio created the logos for the "Staatliche Museen zu Berlin", the "Deutsches Historisches Museum" and the "Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar" as well as the "Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie" in Karlsruhe.