Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches
Artist: Julius Klinger
I fell in love with Julius Klinger when I first found a portfolio of his works at auction in New York a few years ago. His purity of design is unequaled, and his outlook on life, posters, and poster design is something that I relate(d) to instantly. This work is quite different from his later output which was cleaner and more market-driven.
This mini lithographic poster for Wasserkraft Elektrizitäts is one of my favourites and was published in a 1927 book edited by Dr. Walter Schubert. Titled "Die Deutsche Werbe Graphik," it was published in Berlin by Francken and Lang. It is the only edition of this important study of a great era of German graphic design featuring posters, packaging, advertising, book illustrations, programs for theater, and sports. Illustrated mostly with tipped-in color plates of work by Bernhard, Hohlwein, Klinger, Preetorius, Gipkens, Kleukens, Cissarz, Pechstein and many others, this book and the illustrations contained within it are considered highly collectable and very, very rare.
And if you just cant get enough of Klinger, you can always order my book about him - it's available here!