Mar. 28, 2019

axel bertram – book cover | verlag volk und welt | 1966


few graphic designers have left a more singular mark on typography of the gdr than axel bertram. last week he passed away.
[offset print, 19,5cm x 13,5cm]

Mar. 15, 2019

Feb. 20, 2019

gerda körting – vase | c. 1965


the types of glaze and clay are unique and clear for the work of gerda körting. but her imaginative handling with shapes of vessels is always surprising.
[glazed manganese clay, h. 17cm]

Dec. 24, 2018

Dec. 01, 2018

christoph ehbets – design concept ‹schuetz eterna edition› | 1972


in 1972 started deutsche schallplatten an edition of heinrich schütz recordings devoted to his celebrating year. already published recordings of his work were republished in addition to upcoming productions all together in the new design by christoph ehbets. background of the covers are woodcuts, etchings and paintings of the well known artist of the german renaissance albrecht dürer, except for the rembrandt painting with a portrait of a musician. the painted person was attributed to heinrich schütz. ehbets used a variable grid for the composers name and the title (garamond type). other information like performers, catalog numbers or descriptions were radical banished of the cover. for this reason the schütz edition has a high recognition factor.

Jun. 15, 2018

ilse grohmann – vase | c. 1965


[engobe banded ceramic, h. 11cm]

p. s. the market for historic ceramics, as every year, takes place in the former freigang/gebauer work shop during the opening hours of the 44th potter market in bürgel at the upcoming weekend (15.-17. jun. 2018).

Jun. 05, 2018

siegfried gramann – mocha pot | c. 1960


unlikely though it may be, but this ceramic piece is made in gdr. formalist design were unworthy of production and some designers stood under pressure by the authority. but in limited series by craftspeople it was apparently not a problem.
to the surprise of all – a mid-century mocha pot by siegfried gramann. [glazed ceramic, h. 26,7cm]

May. 01, 2018

brigitte bundtzen – vase | glaswerk doebern | 1960


[purple colored glass with clear overlay, h. 14,7 cm]

Apr. 10, 2018

lothar reher – ‹jazz und lyrik› record sleeve | deutsche schallplatten | 1965


the graphic designer and photographer lothar reher passed away this week. he is known for his work for spektrum, the so called ‹black series› of 279 books released by the publisher volk und welt between 1968 and 1993. this record sleeve is an early example of his work. [offset print, 31cm x 31cm]

Feb. 21, 2018

volkhard precht – vase | c. 1975


[hot glass, h. 15cm]