poster house is thrilled to partner with design historian steven heller for an evening examining the iconic and impactful work of lucian bernhard.
lucian bernhard is the putative father of the modern advertising poster. he came to be best known for the sachplakat—or object poster, a subset of the greater plakatstil (poster style) genre. unlike the jewish, vienna-based julius klinger, bernhard left germany before 1933 and became a more variegated commercial artist, producing type face families, children’s books, logos, and identity systems. this wide-ranging talk will examine bernhard’s european and american accomplishments in the design field he helped to invent.
this virtual event will be hosted on zoom with attendees cameras off. a recording of the event will be made available for all registered attendees. closed captioning will be provided. questions about access? please email salvador muñoz, public programs manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org