Museum Folkwang
Priester
  • Lucian Bernhard (Emil Kahn)
  • Priester, 1915

  • [Lumbers]
  • Colour lithography
  • 59 x 48,5 cm
  • Printing Press Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin
  • Inv. DPM 11128
  • CommentaryAfter numerous accidents with so-called ›Strike-Anywhere‹ matches, a new law was passed concerning the use of new materials for making matches (Law Concerning Phosphorus Ignition Systems of 10 May, 1903). It was in this context that the first poster for ›Priester [matches]‹ (1903) was made. Bernhard produced three versions; this re-edition from 1915 is based on the third one.

    The poster for ›Priester [matches]‹ is seen, together with that for ›Stiller [shoes]‹ from 1908, as a classic example of the so-called Berlin ›Sachplakat‹ or Object Poster. Bernhard gave posters a completely new visual language. In removing everything superfluous, he tried to get a quick reaction from the viewer by creating associations between image and text. In this he was successful. In Germany and Great Britain, as well as in the USA, he had a long-term influence on poster design.
  • Obj_Id: 30,442
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):German Poster Museum
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 242
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Deutsches Plakat Museum im Museum Folkwang
  • Obj_Title1_S: Priester
  • Obj_Title2_S:
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg): [Lumbers]
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Priester [Lumbers] Priester [Hölzer]
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1915
  • Jahr von: 1,915
  • Jahr bis: 1,915
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: DPM 11128
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: DPM 011128
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Poster
  • Obj_Crate_S: 59 x 48,5 cm
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  • Obj_Technique_S: Colour lithography
  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Colour lithography
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  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei): Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
    Photo: Museum Folkwang, Essen
Commentary
Artists

After numerous accidents with so-called ›Strike-Anywhere‹ matches, a new law was passed concerning the use of new materials for making matches (Law Concerning Phosphorus Ignition Systems of 10 May, 1903). It was in this context that the first poster for ›Priester [matches]‹ (1903) was made. Bernhard produced three versions; this re-edition from 1915 is based on the third one.

The poster for ›Priester [matches]‹ is seen, together with that for ›Stiller [shoes]‹ from 1908, as a classic example of the so-called Berlin ›Sachplakat‹ or Object Poster. Bernhard gave posters a completely new visual language. In removing everything superfluous, he tried to get a quick reaction from the viewer by creating associations between image and text. In this he was successful. In Germany and Great Britain, as well as in the USA, he had a long-term influence on poster design.