Swann Galleries – Modernist Posters

April 17th, 2012 by

Highlights among the scarce & cutting-edge posters designed by modernist masters include:

Typography-centric half-sheets, including two posters by Walter Dexel, a poster for a van Gogh exhibition in 1928 by Jan Tschichold, and the dadist Tanzstudio Wulff Basel, a poster for a ballet performace by Max Bill, 1931, shown left.

Several designs by A.M. Cassandre, including a Hermes silk scarf, three iterations of Cassandre’s recognizable compass design for Nord magazine, including the poster, and three original gouache maquettes, including Unic, 1932, left.

General Dynamics / Atoms for Peace and other posters designed by Erik Nitsche for the Atomic Energy Conference in Geneva in 1955.

Pop culture and comic book inspired posters, including A Marvel-ous Evening with Stan Lee, designed by George Delmerico, designed for an event at Carnegie Hall in 1972.

Posters for highly recognizable brands, including two versions of Paul Rand’s iconic design for IBM, both signed and inscribed by the artist, as well as designs for Dior, Chanel, Lavazza and more.