Ute Jansen design collection

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

5 linear feet of material consisting of works of calligraphy, posters, book covers, personal writings and design layouts created by Ute Jansen while working for the University of Indiana Press, University of Chicago Press, Ebony Magazine, and as a freelance graphic designer.

Biographical Historical Note

Ute Jensen is graphic artist. Born in Westphalia, Germany, she graduated from Folkwang Schule fur Gestaltung, the design school of the world-renowned Bauhaus Institute in Essen, Germany. In the early 1960s Jansen immigrated to the United States, where her career as a graphic designer began in the academic press community. In the 1970s she began to work in commercial art and advertisement, opening an independent design studio. Since that period she has also established herself as a foremost magazine designer, notably as the 20-year design director for Ebony magazine.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Society of Typographic Arts Records, University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives.