Gottmer editions, 1950
A pile of invitations to openings of art shows in Galerie Daniel Cordier, Paris and Frankfurt, between 1959 and 1963. Beautiful leaflets, the same size when closed, open differently: folded or bound, some stapled. Some are mere invitations, some are small catalogues. All make great use of different paper stock and the graphic design is often striking. I will show some of these in detail in future posts. Continue reading
As a young boy, I used to sneak up to my grandmother’s attic, to disappear four hours between the magazines and books in that small room built under the much bigger roof. Books my father and his brothers must have read in the fifties, when art was to raise the worker and the upcoming middle class above the daily grey. Post war years: optimism so naive it makes me smile.