Museum Folkwang
Carl / Stiller / Junior
  • Ludwig Hohlwein
  • Carl / Stiller / Junior, 1910

  • [Shoe Shop]
  • Colour lithography
  • 71,5 x 95,3 cm
  • Printing Press Vereinigte Druckerei und Kunstanstalten GmbH (G. Schuh & Cie.), München
  • Inv. DPM 5195
  • Commentary›Ludwig Hohlwein München‹ was, from 1910, a proper brand. His posters were of a unique elegance and power, his generally figurative, decorative designs often exorbitant. It quickly became clear: Hohlwein was the illustrator for upper class consumers. He could present luxury goods and a life of luxury with a natural grace like no other. The structure of his composition came from a surface which he generally sought to break up with organic structures, seemingly there by chance, which he then stratified like scenery in a theatre. In this combination he was both exponent of a contemporary poster design and at the same time capable of giving a product an image. He dominated poster development in Munich, was courted, cigarettes and chocolates were named after him - he was the ›Painter-Prince‹ among poster designers. His influence on national and international poster development cannot be underestimated. Hohlwein was one of the few to succeed in preserving his name as a brand even after the First World War.
  • Obj_Id: 30,411
  • 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: Carl / Stiller / Junior
  • Obj_Title2_S: [Shoe Shop]
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Carl / Stiller / Junior [Shoe Shop] Carl / Stiller / Junior
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1910
  • Jahr von: 1,910
  • Jahr bis: 1,910
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: DPM 5195
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: DPM 005195
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Poster
  • Obj_Crate_S: 71,5 x 95,3 cm
  • Obj_Material_S:
  • Obj_Technique_S: Colour lithography
  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Colour lithography
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb):
  • Obj_PermanentLocation_S (Standort):
  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei): Vereinigte Druckerei und Kunstanstalten GmbH (G. Schuh & Cie.), München
  • Obj_Condition2_S (Auflage):
  • Obj_Subtype_S (Genre):
  • Obj_Rights_S: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
    Photo: Museum Folkwang, Essen
Commentary
Artists

›Ludwig Hohlwein München‹ was, from 1910, a proper brand. His posters were of a unique elegance and power, his generally figurative, decorative designs often exorbitant. It quickly became clear: Hohlwein was the illustrator for upper class consumers. He could present luxury goods and a life of luxury with a natural grace like no other. The structure of his composition came from a surface which he generally sought to break up with organic structures, seemingly there by chance, which he then stratified like scenery in a theatre. In this combination he was both exponent of a contemporary poster design and at the same time capable of giving a product an image. He dominated poster development in Munich, was courted, cigarettes and chocolates were named after him - he was the ›Painter-Prince‹ among poster designers. His influence on national and international poster development cannot be underestimated. Hohlwein was one of the few to succeed in preserving his name as a brand even after the First World War.