Karl Straub


Karl (Ludwig) Straub (German, 1900-1997) was born in Stuttgart and studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts) in his hometown between 1920 and 1922, and, officially a guest auditor for one semester, was a student at the Bauhaus between 1924 and 1925 where he also experimented with photography. In 1927 he designed the poster for the German Werkbund exhibition Die Wohnung (The Apartment) held in Stuttgart. From 1928 onwards he worked as a freelance graphic designer. Straub designed exhibition posters, advertising, and books. He was drafted by the German army and served in the military between 1939 and 1945, and after the war continued working as a freelance graphic designer.