Das Plakat isst eine Fläche.

Author: Greta Landmann

Are posters still surfaces that catch the eye? Can they tell a continuous story, a “Poster Novel,” as the original design working title was called? Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences looks back on a diverse and lively tradition of posters. Starting in 1968 with Uwe Loesch’s corrugated cardboard posters, through the outstanding typographic poster formats by Helfried Hagenberg, Fons Hickmann, and Andreas Uebele, to contemporary works by talented students, sometimes extending into digital space and augmented reality.

Some of the posters shown in this book have continued their lives beyond the university: they are part of collections such as the MoMA in New York, or the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. Recognized for their exemplary design, many have received numerous awards.

Now these posters have been brought together: Das Plakat isst eine Fläche. (a German wordplay for “The poster eats/is a surface”). Like in a galley proof, texts and images are set on a continuous strip, to be later cut and bound into a book—a poster novel.

This book contains posters from Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences since 1968. Featuring works by Inga Albers, Heribert Birnbach, Dieter Fuder, Wolf Erlbruch, Hilde Gahlen, Tino Graß, Fons Hickmann, Holger Jacobs, Wilfried Korfmacher, Anika Kunst, Laurent Lacour, Uwe Loesch, Alexander Mainusch, Jens Müller, Stephanie Passul, Charlotte Rohde, Lilo Schäfer, Thomas Spallek, Philipp Teufel, Andreas Uebele, Piotr Zapasnik, and many more.

Das Plakat isst eine Fläche.

Publisher: Slanted Publishers
Editors: Victor Malsy, Uwe J. Reinhardt, Eric Fritsch, Linus Knappe, Filip Zdrojewski, HSD PBSA—Faculty of Design
Design: Linus Knappe, Eric Fritsch, Filip Zdrojewski
Publishing Direction: Lars Harmsen, Julia Kahl
Production Management: Julia Kahl
Release: March 2024
Volume: 236 pages
Format: 12 × 23 cm
Language: German
Printer: NINO Druck, Germany
Printing: Offset printing
Bookbinding: Book block with open thread stitching, poster index on DIN A2 affiche paper as dust wrapper
ISBN: 978-3-948440-70-1
Price: € 30.–


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