Nr. 5 Typographie als Malerei Poster

A work made of offset lithograph on newsprint.

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  • A work made of offset lithograph on newsprint.

Date:

1974

Artist:

Wolfgang Weingart (German, born 1941)
Philip Burton (American, born 1946)

About this artwork

Known for his experimental use of typography to create engaging graphic layouts, Wolfgang Weingart has influenced a generation of designers. This collaboration with Chicago-based Philip Burton, one of Weingart’s students, is based on documentation from Weingart’s class at the Basel School of Design and is meant to represent a train journey across the Alps. Weingart’s interest in employing letterforms as both a textual and visual form of communication is evident in the poster’s typographic compositions, such as the staggered city names, which are indicative of the formal nature of mountains, rain, and the sun.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Wolfgang Weingart (Designer)

Title

Nr. 5 Typographie als Malerei Poster

Origin

Germany

Date

1974

Medium

Offset lithograph on newsprint

Dimensions

88 × 62 cm (34 9/16 × 24 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip C. Burton

Reference Number

2014.1192

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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