Buch des Monats
31.08.2020

Unser Atelier-Buch* des Monats: «Karl-Heinz Drescher: Berlin Typo Posters, Texts and Interviews» von Markus Lange


272 Seiten, 196 × 265 mm


«Karl-Heinz Drescher was a graphic artist working at Bertolt Brecht’s world famous theater Berliner Ensemble as a graphic designer for almost 40 years. In addition to his work at this house, Drescher also worked for other organizers, museums, galleries, and theaters, amongst others the Akademie der Künste der DDR, the Maxim-Gorki-Theater, and the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin. His catalog of works today comprises over 400 posters, about one third printed with letterpress.


In a one-year research, the designer Markus Lange contacted Drescher’s family and conducted various interviews with companions and friends to find out more about this talented designer, who studied from 1955 to 1960 in the former GDR at the same school as he did (Burg Giebichenstein, formerly Hochschule für industrielle Formgestaltung).


For the first time, this book summarizes most of Drescher’s (typographic) posters in one comprehensive volume and contains texts and interviews by various authors such as Dr. Friedrich Diekmann, Dr. Sylke Wunderlich, Helmut Brade, Niklaus Troxler, Gerd Fleischmann, Jamie Murphy, Ferdinand Ulrich, Götz Gramlich, Peter Kammerer, Vera Tenschert, Cesarina and Alessandro Drescher. ‹Karl-Heinz Drescher: Berlin Typo Posters, Texts and Interviews› serves as a review of the life of an extraordinary theater graphic designer but also as an inspiration for the here and now.» (https://tinyurl.com/y4c5uec3)


© Slanted Publishers, Karlsruhe, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-948440-00-8


*Monatlich wird vom Bodara-Team ein Buch für die Atelier-Bibliothek vorgeschlagen und bei der Buchhandlung im Volkshaus (Stauffacherstrasse 60, 8004 Zürich) gekauft.