INGO MAURER is the son of a fisherman. After an apprenticeship as typesetter, he studied graphic design in Munich, Germany. 1960 Maurer left Germany for the USA, where he worked in New York and San Francisco as a freelance graphic designer. In 1963, he moved back to Germany, and founded Design M. The company was later renamed to "Ingo Maurer GmbH". One of his first designs, «Bulb» (1966) has been included in the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art. His work has been honored all over the world.