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Edelmann’s design on a dime
Heinz Edelmann Collection: Folder 14 Item 93.
September 09, 2013

Edelmann’s design on a dime

By: bethkleber

While preparing for a class visit a couple of weeks ago, I rediscovered these gorgeous posters Heinz Edelmann did for Theater der Welt (Theater of the World) in 1981, which was the inaugural year of this major German performing arts festival. According to the notes Edelmann sent me last year, the project, which was composed of 18 posters, was very low-budget and was completed in just two days. Amazing.

Drawing of a female torso in a yellow dress; background contains collage of a black and white building spewing black smoke

 
Heinz Edelmann Collection: Folder 14 Item 82.

Black and yellow illustration of a u-shaped tube, one end with a human head and the other with a shoe

 
Heinz Edelmann Collection: Folder 14 Item 94.

Portrait of a shirtless man, black and white against a rainbow background, with two Chrysler buildings jutting out where his eyes would be

 
Heinz Edelmann Collection: Folder 14 Item 85.