Progressive German Graphics
Edited and designed by Leslie Cabarga Softcover with flaps, 9”x8” 120 Pages – Full Color
Another beautifully printed Chronicle book. It contains brilliant examples of posters, letterheads, packaging, trademarks, covers and advertising from pre-war Germany. The Germans were the first modernists and, though their work of this period still had warmth, it was generally more severe than contemporary work around the globe. Artists include F. H. Ehmke, O. H. W. Hadank, Lucien Bernhard, Ludwig Hohlwein, Julius Klinger, Josef Binder,and Wilhelm Deffke. We had to limit the date for inclusion 1937 because after that the damned swastika appeared in virtually every German graphic design prompting a friend of mine to quip, “Hitler had the greatest designers!”
First published in 1994 at $16.95, this book is out of print, but I still have 30 copies of the first edition in unopened mint condition that I will, of course, sign.