Magazine Covers–Pre-1920–Part 2 (Das Plakat)

Das Plakat, a German magazine, began in 1910 as an extension of Verein der Plakat Freunde (The Society for Friends of the Poster). Everything I know about Das Plakat I learned from an article by SVA’s own Steven Heller that he wrote for designtaxi.com. Read it now, and become illuminated!

We only have one proper cover of Das Plakat (Plakat means poster), a striking gold-metallic number from May 1914. The issue was devoted to European poster stamps.

The other items we have are not magazine covers, rather they are interior pages from various issues 1913-1915 (though I have decided they should live in the Magazine Covers folder so users can consider them together). Examples follow:

The next two pages feature works by Austrian painter, draftsman, illustrator, commercial graphic artist, typographer and writer Julius Klinger:

Julius Klinger in our book stacks:

Database: Visual Arts Library
Location: Main Stacks
Call Number: NK1550 .K5513 1985
Number of Items: 1
Status: Available
There are

Next is a poster advertising a Schützenfest (target shooting party) by Richard Schaupp:

And lastly the title page from the January 05, 1914 edition:

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Posted on April 12, 2011, in Graphic Design, Illustration, Magazine Covers, Picture Collection and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This post turned up in the results for my Das Plakat search, a magazine I’d never heard of until today. While browsing eBay I found several copies for sale, without a full description, and am grateful to find this info & the link to Steven Heller’s article.
    Thanks!

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