Croatian Igor Hofbauer started doing posters in black-and-white photocopy style in his high school days”because that was most exiting thing I could do to contribute local music scene,” he told me. He was influenced “mostly by Russian and German posters between two wars (not just visually, also politically).” He works in woodcut “because I want to achieve strong graphic solutions closer to design, instead doing some skilled illustration.” Hofbauer doesn’t have a favorite genre,”I just want to put band or event in context (local cultural context). And my favorite images come from John Heartfield.” My eye was piqued by these, yours may as well. (Thanks to Mirko Ilic master of all things Eastern European.)
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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 →