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Master Propaganda Artist

30th March 2012

AntikBar's original vintage 1930 German Museum Munich poster featured in this interesting blog article on the designer Ludwig Hohlwein and his influence on German poster art (plakatstil) during the early to mid 20th century.

"Plakatstil became an universal style without having any direct links to a specific school or movement. The characteristics of this style were bold lettering, a simple central image, and distinctive eye-catching color. Because this style allowed its message to be easliy accessible it was aesthetically pleasing...By 1925, [Hohlwein] had already designed 3,000 different advertisements and became the best-known German commercial artist of his time...Beginning with his first efforts, Hohlwein found his style with disconcerting facility. It would vary little for the next forty years. The drawing was perfect from the start, nothing seemed alien to him, and in any case, nothing posed a problem for him. His figures are full of touches of color and a play of light and shade that brings them out of their background and gives them substance."

To read the full article, visit http://rompedas.blogspot.co.uk/.

 

 

Featured Image: Deutsches Museum Munchen, 1930 
Link: http://www.antikbar.co.uk/product_detail/?pId=192 

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