Size: 4.5 x 5.75 (Sheet is about 7.75 x 10.25)
Notes: Poster, Small Poster
Artist: Hohlwein, Ludwig
Information: For more details, please call 514 656 3301
About The Poster: This is an original 1922 tipped in mini poster, designed by Ludwig Hohwlein, the perhaps the most prolific and prodigiously talented German poster artist ever. "Gradually, however, certain designers have come to the front, until to-day Ludwig Hohlwein has won an international reputation. The posters for riding clothes are admirable examples of his work..." The tipped in mini poster image is about 4.5" x 5.5" and is attached to a creamy medium weight sheet that is about 7.75" x 10.25" which includes the title of the piece as well as the designer and date of original publication.( Please note that some of the cream sheets BUT NONE OF THE PRINTS display foxing and or small water damage. This will not affect the mini poster when it is framed.) This exceptional "mini poster" was removed from a 1922 retrospective collection of late 19th century and very early 20th century art advertising posters. The author of the publication described posters in this way:"Although the posters stands where all who run may read, and although we spontaneously admire, or thoughtlessly condemn it, few ever stop to formulate a reason for doing one or the other, or to establish a critical working standpoint in the matter... The poster design must have a clear simplicity of motive and a vigorous, sometimes bizarre conception in design and treatment. It is to be supposed that until a few years ago the artist or designer considered himself above is task when he was working on these 'advertisements' and failed to produce a successful poster because he failed to realize that he was engaged either in a difficult problem, or in one worthy of his best efforts. It was left to the French to show the world how much of beauty and of inspiration could enter into the poster, and it was many years before the designing world at large learned its lesson (if, indeed it may yet be said to have learned) from the daring, sparkling sheets of flaming color that have decorated the streets of Paris." Please note that this "mini poster" is a small version of the original, larger poster. While the bulk of our poster collection consists of full size posters, we consider these smaller, more affordable gems to be worthy of collection as well. The color plates are striking and vibrant, and even the monotone plates are special - offering a clear view of what was considered to be in 1922 - and still! - some of the best poster design ever. These are not modern reprints- they were printed in 1922 and have withstood both the test and the passage of time.