That some sentences are far too bad to hide between book covers, almost every book lover knows this thought.
ARTLIT, the new edition for type art founded by
Astrid Froese, therefore offers images in literary quotations, which are created in the most imaginative way. Whether calligraphy, screen printing, silver etching or hand-press printing: sentences that are so inspiring or so poetic that one likes to read them again and again are realized by artists, graphic designers and master artisans.
For the opulent poster “Von Drachen und Prinzessinen” –About Dragons and Princesses,” illustrator Malte Knaack created a quote from Rainer Maria Rilke. Knaack’s work for the Financial Times Germany has received numerous awards of excellence from the Society of News Design and the European Newspaper Award.
Refreshingly modern, he has implemented Rilke’s words. As writing, he has chosen a Bernhard Antiqua designed by typographer Lucien Bernhard, a contemporary of Rilke, in 1912. By placing the text as a template over his cheerfully playful illustration, he urges the viewer – look closely, thus wisely conforming to Rilke’s intention to look at the supposedly dark sides of life from different perspectives.
The team of König Konzept was commissioned by Malte Knaack and Astrid Froese with pressure and laser cut of the Dragon Pod. Here you can come to the information and order page of ARTLIT, you can order the quote poster exclusively there!
Poster 4/0-colored + UV paint.
Text template lasered in black cardboard.
Colour Matter‘s Ebony Black 270 g/sqm.