From the Postcubist Poster to the Second World War


“In the 1930s European posters reflected several trends” the postcubist synthesis; simplified and depoliticized versioa of the photoemontages of the Berlin Dadaists; and the Dadaists’ borrowings from surrealism.” p. 309

Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (Cracow 1901-1968) created a concise alternative to the Russian photomontage poster and the German Bauhaus poster.  His poster, Nord Express, shuns the Bauhaus’s importance of  typography with text that functions more as just caption.  The train is foreshortened in a very futurist fashion.

E. McKnight-Kauffer (1890-1954) was among the most interesting artist working in the Post-Cubist revival style in America.


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