Museum Folkwang
Orient-Express / Phoebus / Palast
  • Jan Tschichold
  • Orient-Express / Phoebus / Palast, 1927

  • Letterpress
  • 121 x 88,5 cm
  • Printing Press F. Bruckmann, München
  • Inv. DPM 6715
  • CommentaryAlthough Jan Tschichold had always been interested in the problem of typography, it was only his contact with the Bauhaus that opened up completely new ways for dealing with print. He worked intensively on the content of ›New Typography‹ and became an important theoretician and communicator of these ideas. Influential works by Tschichold include ›Die neue Typographie. Ein Handbuch für zeitgemäß Schaffende‹, Berlin 1928, and ›Typografische Entwurfstechnik‹, Stuttgart 1932.
    From the end of the 1920ies he also designed posters along these lines. For the first time, not only were photos integrated in film posters; avant-garde design and structured use of typography were also presented to a broad public. The combination of image (photograph, photomontage) and text (typography) was placed in a completely new context. In doing so, Tschichold developed a pioneering style for a new type of poster, especially for the 1930ies.
  • Obj_Id: 30,417
  • Obj_Internet_S: Highlight
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):German Poster Museum
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 242
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Deutsches Plakat Museum im Museum Folkwang
  • Obj_Title1_S: Orient-Express / Phoebus / Palast
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  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Orient-Express / Phoebus / Palast Orient-Express / Phoebus / Palast
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1927
  • Jahr von: 1,927
  • Jahr bis: 1,927
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: DPM 6715
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: DPM 006715
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Poster
  • Obj_Crate_S: 121 x 88,5 cm
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  • Obj_Technique_S: Letterpress
  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Letterpress
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  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei): F. Bruckmann, München
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
    Photo: Museum Folkwang, Essen
Commentary
Artists

Although Jan Tschichold had always been interested in the problem of typography, it was only his contact with the Bauhaus that opened up completely new ways for dealing with print. He worked intensively on the content of ›New Typography‹ and became an important theoretician and communicator of these ideas. Influential works by Tschichold include ›Die neue Typographie. Ein Handbuch für zeitgemäß Schaffende‹, Berlin 1928, and ›Typografische Entwurfstechnik‹, Stuttgart 1932.
From the end of the 1920ies he also designed posters along these lines. For the first time, not only were photos integrated in film posters; avant-garde design and structured use of typography were also presented to a broad public. The combination of image (photograph, photomontage) and text (typography) was placed in a completely new context. In doing so, Tschichold developed a pioneering style for a new type of poster, especially for the 1930ies.