Hans Sachs founded the Verein der Plakat Freunde with Hans Meyer in 1905. They started in a small room with walls covered with posters. Lucian Bernhard was asked to do the logo and become the art-counselor. Lectures were held and gregarious evenings were had by all. Membership increased at first, but after the first year interest plummeted. It was agreed that the society had to be transformed from a club or art lovers to an organization of professionals. From this grew an entire cult of posters known as the Sachplakat, or Object Poster. Out of this cult evolved an ancillary passion for poster stamps. Here are a few:
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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →