Jan Tschichold. Die Frau ohne Namen (The Woman Without a Name) (Film poster for the Phoebus-Palast cinema, Munich). 1927

Jan Tschichold Die Frau ohne Namen (The Woman Without a Name) (Film poster for the Phoebus-Palast cinema, Munich) 1927

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Tschichold's first important posters were for films shown in the Munich Phoebus-Palast, which, when it opened in 1926, was the largest cinema in Germany, seating 2,174 people. In the poster, photographs evoke a sense of the film's unfolding narrative and the mechanics of cinematic projection. Tschichold's dynamic composition imaginatively carries the train forward, bursting through a flat red circle toward the audience. Poster exhibitions and film festivals proliferated between the wars and were important in disseminating The New Typography. This poster was exhibited in the 1927 Internationale Schau zeitgenössischer Reklame (International exhibition of contemporary publicity) in Mannheim, Germany.

Gallery label from The New Typography, December 23, 2009–July 26, 2010.
Medium
Photolithograph
Dimensions
48 3/4 x 34" (123.8 x 86.4 cm)
Printer
Gebrüder Obpacher AG, Munich
Credit
Peter Stone Poster Fund
Object number
225.1978
Department
Architecture and Design

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