Museum Folkwang
20. Deutsches / Jazz Festival / Frankfurt ' 86
  • Günther Kieser
  • 20. Deutsches / Jazz Festival / Frankfurt ' 86, 1986

  • 20th German / Jazz Festival / Frankfurt '86
  • Offset print
  • 119,4 x 84 cm
  • Printing Press k.A.
  • Inv. DPM 17658
  • CommentaryPosters by Günther Kieser were the ›images of music‹ for an entire generation. Initially he made posters for jazz (to which he always remained true) and later posters for major rock concerts by, for example, ›The Who‹, ›The Grateful Dead‹ or ›Jimi Hendrix‹. Kieser developed a special design structure for his posters. He made so-called image objects, produced specially for the poster’s theme. At first glance these objects were nothing unusual, but at second glance they dissolved into their component parts, creating visual confusion. Each set piece is, of itself, real, but in unusual combinations a surreal object arises, for example an incredible musical instrument made of parts from string and wind instruments. It was just in this field between combination, association and illusion that Kieser located his poster designs. Today’s viewers quickly forget that such alterations were not done with a computer, but rather literally by hand. Manipulating images as Kieser did was without precedent in the mid-1960ies and almost unimaginable.
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    Photo: Museum Folkwang, Essen
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Posters by Günther Kieser were the ›images of music‹ for an entire generation. Initially he made posters for jazz (to which he always remained true) and later posters for major rock concerts by, for example, ›The Who‹, ›The Grateful Dead‹ or ›Jimi Hendrix‹. Kieser developed a special design structure for his posters. He made so-called image objects, produced specially for the poster’s theme. At first glance these objects were nothing unusual, but at second glance they dissolved into their component parts, creating visual confusion. Each set piece is, of itself, real, but in unusual combinations a surreal object arises, for example an incredible musical instrument made of parts from string and wind instruments. It was just in this field between combination, association and illusion that Kieser located his poster designs. Today’s viewers quickly forget that such alterations were not done with a computer, but rather literally by hand. Manipulating images as Kieser did was without precedent in the mid-1960ies and almost unimaginable.