Herbert Matter designed some of the the most emblematic posters, but as yet his own image has been in the shadows. That is about to end. The long-awaited documentary The Visual Language of Herbert Matter is one step closer to completion with the launch of the Matter movie website. Director Reto Caduff says the world premiere commence in the Spring and then start a screening tour in the Fall.
He also sent along the poster (above) for the film by Cristiana Couceiro, whose website is alive with Matter-like modernist gems. And look here for an insightful clip of the Matter’s development of the New Haven Railroad logo.
About Steven Heller
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 →