Paul Renner

Paul Renner was a German graphic designer and typographer. He is best known for designing the Futura typeface.

Renner was born in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1878. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1897 to 1900. After serving in the military during World War I, he resumed his studies at the Bauhaus school in Weimar from 1919 to 1922.

In 1925, Renner designed the Futura typeface. The typeface was trendy and was used by many notable figures, including Joseph Goebbels. 

In his later years, Renner taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. He died in 1955.

Despite its somewhat tainted history, Futura remains one of the most popular typefaces in the world and continues to be used by designers today.