In 1896, Pelikan started to produce India ink, achieving great sales success. The roots of the company can be traced back to when chemist Carl Hornemann founded a color and ink factory in Hanover, Germany. By 1913, the manufacturing were expanded, and 1057 workers were employed by Pelikan. In 1929, Pelikan produced its first fountain pen. Pelikan expanded its products to watercolor sets in 1931. 1920's Pelican Ink bottle with built in pen rest
"Lucian Zabel began working for the Ernst Marx printing house in Berlin in 1913. He had studied under Julius Klinger, and while his decorative style reflects Klinger's influence, Zabel's work evolved into a mannerist Art Deco style during the 1920s." (Swann)
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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