Size: 9.5 x 7.75 inches
This Constantin Cigaretten ad by Horrmeyer was printed as a mini lithographic poster in 1927 in a 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.
Constantin Cigaretten was a company who was so dedicated to the arts that they would place a film still in cigarette packs for collectors to find and place in a blank album, also provided by the company. Their ads would speak of self-reflection, poets, the passing of time, promising that "The Constantin company wants to keep the memory of the artistic experience alive." This ad shows a man smoking "Orient-Tabaken" -- Oriental tobacco from Turkey -- while sitting cross-legged in front of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.