Colorful Japanese paper lanterns float against a black background creating an unusual and perfect Art Deco design for the Mimosa Photo Paper company. In 1893 a photo paper factory was founded in Cologne, Germany After several financial failures this company was bought by the "Rheinische Emulsions-Papierfabrik Heinrich Stolle". A blooming mimosa twig was the company's symbol. In 1902 it was merged with Dr. Opitz & Co., Munich. becoming a stock market company. In 1904 it moved to Dresden, there successfully making photo paper and dry plates. In 1913 the company was renamed to "Mimosa AG". Before and after WWI it bought several other companies. Fritz Rosen (1890-1980) was an important figure in German modernist poster design, at one point sharing a studio and working with Lucian Bernhard, the supreme German poster artist and innovator of the style of advertising known as Sachplaket, or Object Poster. Rosen, who was Jewish, fled Germany when the Nazis came to power in 1933 - over Switzerland and France. In 1931, he created posters attacking the rightwing Papen/Schleicher government. In 1936, he settled in London. Though he was interned in Britain for five months in 1940 after the start of the war as an "enemy alien", he remained in the UK, where he worked as a graphic designer for the chemical industry. He died in Brighton in 1980.
A study of German commercial graphics. This bound edition printed in 1927 is an important study of a great era of German graphic design : posters, packaging, advertising, book illustration, programs for theater, sports, etc. Profusely illustrated, mostly with tipped-in color plates of work by Bernhard, Hohlwein, Klinger, Preetorius, Gipkens, Kleukens, Cissarz, Pechstein and many others.
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