Pierre Mendell (1929-2008)
By: Steven Heller | January 9, 2009
Pierre Mendell, a remarkable poster artist and graphic designer, died on December 19, 2008 in Munich. He was 79. He presided over the visual identity of Die Neue Sammlung–The International Design Museum Munich for almost 30 years, creating his last poster–for an event the museum will host this February–mere days before his death.
Here is a selection of his Bayerische Staatsoper Opera posters for Rape of Lucretia (above), Was ihr wollt (below top), Don Carlo (below middle), and Rigoletto (below bottom). And here is a link to his studio. Do you have a memory of Pierre Mendell and his work? Please share it in comments.