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Heinz Edelmann Collection

Abstract

Heinz Edelmann (1934–2009), who became famous in 1968 for the character design in the Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine, produced a body of work across the next four decades that was notable for its Expressionistic sensibility tempered by wit and humor. A series of posters in 1980s and 1990s for Westdeutscher Rundfunk (the principal public broadcasting station in West Germany) gained lasting cultural significance for politically bold graphics that were striking in their combination of whimsical, surreal, and sinister imagery. Edelmann had a long history of providing illustrations for periodicals, including Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the avant-garde magazine Twen. Books for the publisher Klett-Cotta were free-flowing designs that combined hand-lettering and illustration. Edelmann's distinctive contribution to visual culture has been recognized internationally in solo exhibitions in Europe, the United States, and Japan, including a Masters Series exhibition at the School of Visual Arts.



Date


1964-2001



Extent


108 in (Overall dimensions)






General Physical Description


Two flat file drawers.



Scope and Contents


The Heinz Edelmann Collection comprises 140 posters, 13 screenprints, and nine books.



Restrictions


This collection is open for research.



Citation


Heinz Edelmann Collection, [series. item]. Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, Visual Arts Foundation, New York.



Acquisition Information


The Heinz Edelmann Collection was acquired as a gift from Heinz Edelmann.



Container List

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Heinz Edelmann Collection  >  Series 1. Posters, 23.5 x 33.5 in (60 x 84 cm) (MG.09.S01)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
D23 F1
Atlas Film. Sezession. (Classical statue with eyeball and film)
1960s
D23 F1
Atlas Film. “The Magnificent Ambersons". (Line drawing outlined figures)
1960s
D23 F1
Atlas Film. “El angel exterminador". (Man with exploding head)
1960s
D23 F1
Atlas Film. “Nekrassow, by Jean-Paul Sartre". (Eyeball on back of head)
1960s
D23 F1
Atlas Film. “Around the World in 80 Days". (Foot leaving frame)
1960s
D23 F1
Kammerspiele Düsseldorf. Wind in den Zweigen das Sassafras (“The wind in the branches ..."). A French psuedo-Western play. (Woman with two revolvers)
1960s
D23 F2
Modern Art Museum München. “Monsters, Beatles und Edelmann". Exhibition poster, 23.5 x 33.5 in
1968
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Orson Welles
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Collage of faces
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Color blocks
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Cherries
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Projector
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Animals and letters
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Cigar box
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Rabbits in snow
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Boy on hog
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Frontier
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Man with picture of dog
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. Juggling cat
1976
D23 F3
WDR Kinderprogramm. (Paper cutouts).
1976
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Face in oil paint)
1981
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Red figure playing flute)
1983
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Hands with covered fingers)
1985
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Color stripes out of horn)
1987
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Color stripes on traveller’s back)
1987
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Man in bird costume playing horn)
1991
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Gold cups on etchings)
1992
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Man with harp/lines)
1993
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Flowers)
1994
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Horns with waves)
1995
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Hands with tubes)
1999
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Man in armor with white dot)
2000
D23 F4
WDR Tage Alter Musik in Herne. (Man in robe with cut-out guitar and fiddle)
1997
D23 F5
WDR Folkfestival. (Collage)
1981
D23 F5
WDR Folkfestival. (Woman with cherry over her ear)
1985
D23 F5
WDR Folkfestival. (Man playing violin in field with apples)
1986
D23 F5
WDR Folkfestival. (Smokestacks in red oil paint)
1988
D23 F5
WDR Folkfestival. (Bird standing on house)
1989
D23 F5
WDR Folkfestival. (Sliced bread on shore)
1990
D23 F5
WDR Folkfestival. (Cannon pouring into vase)
1993
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Man walking with ears)
1983
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Man and moons)
1984
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Ladder and moons)
1987
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Stairs, chair, boulder, and moon)
1983
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Man standing on swans)
1982
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Two buildings and moon)
1992
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Bird flying under moon)
1993
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Boy with candle and moon)
1990
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Woman with flute and moon)
1991
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Moon on face)
1991
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Owl with violin)
1994
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Owl with musical notes)
1993
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Boat with moon)
1994
D23 F6
WDR Nachtmusik. (Moon, nail and hammer)
1995
D23 F7
WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Men moving piano into a building)
1986
D23 F7
WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Face and musical notation)
1992
D23 F7
WDR Rheinisches Musikfest 1988. (Lion tamer and piano)
1988
D23 F7
WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Bird with music note)
1993
D23 F7
WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Music notes in landscape)
1997
D23 F8
WDR 2 Live. Musik auf dem Platz an Gross St. Martin (Bird with ears)
1980
D23 F8
WDR 2 Live. (Tomatoes with faces)
1981
D23 F8
WDR 2 Live. (Peas with faces in pod)
1982
D23 F9
WDR. Pop-Power In Concert mit Joy Fleming, Ralph Nowy Group, The Alquin
1975
D23 F9
WDR. Harald Banter und de Media Band
1978
D23 F9
WDR. Muzik zur Weihnacht
1978
D23 F9
WDR. Ein Abend In Wien
1979
D23 F9
WDR. Harald Banter In Concert Mit de Media Band
1981
D23 F10
WDR. Radiothek Unterwegs. (Radio with arms and legs)
1979
D23 Fƒ
WDR. Radiothek Unterwegs. (Lions and lightning bolts)
1981
D23 F12
WDR. Reden muß man miteinander. (Man and woman in room with modern furniture)
1982
D23 F10
WDR. Daggen Sein Ist Immer Leicht Vom Umgang Mit Vorurteilen. (Man with arrows)
1981
D23 Fƒ
WDR. Vom Bosporus Bis Gibraltar. (Man, seashell and smokestacks)
1985
D23 F11
WDR. Zum 1000 Mal / Unterhaltung Am Wochenende. (Man with spotlight on mouth)
1992
D23 F11
WDR. Kabaret Fest. (Figure with burning bird)
1990
D23 F11
WDR. Big Band Workshop. (Man with goggles and hose)
1980
D23 F11
WDR. Jacques Offenbach / Die Banditen. (Faces over landscape)
1980
D23 F11
WDR. Der Arme Jonathan. (Currency symbol and heart on seesaw)
1980
D23 F12
WDR. Begegnungen mit traditionen. (Geometric shapes on landscapes)
1977
D23 F12
WDR. Begegnung mit Brasilien. (Etching of woman in black and white looking through a window at dancers in colorful oils)
1980
D23 F13
WDR. Musik des Sepherad ‘92. (Candles on table)
1992
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Crying woman with Micky Mouse accoutrements)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Torso with smokestacks)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Women printed in red and blue)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Light bulb and printing artefacts)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man with two Chrysler Buildings over his face)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Silhouette with shoe and ear)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Robed skeleton figure with horns holding heart)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man in formalwear with garters and stockings)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Woman printed in blue with green tree outlines and red panel)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Three figures printed in pink with white teeth)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man with tongue coming out of his ear)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Eye peeking through bunch of bananas)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Woman dressed in butterflies)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Twisted figure with spotlight)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Cars crashing on green gridplane)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man with hot dog backpack)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Blue face with red nose-mask)
1981
D23 F14
Theater der Welt ‘81. (Women with lightbulb heads)
1981
D23 F15
WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Microphones on yellow background)
N/A
D23 F15
WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Bird at microphone)
N/A
D23 F15
WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Lion at microphone)
N/A
D23 F15
WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Rabbit at microphone)
N/A
D23 F15
WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Owl at microphone)
N/A
D23 F15
WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Butterfly at microphone)
N/A
D23 F15
WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Headless turtle at microphone)
N/A
D23 F16
Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Face, arm, and volcanoes)
1991
D23 F16
Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Burning arm)
1991
D23 F16
Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand forming a face)
1991
D23 F16
Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand in boat with skull and crossbones flag)
1991
D23 F16
Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand and toiletry kit)
1991
D23 F16
Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand and sliced loaf)
1991
D23 F16
Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand with bees)
1991
D23 F16
Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand with finger through a ring)
1991
D23 F16
Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand with knife)
1991
D23 F16
Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Eleven hands with Micky Mouse gloves)
1991
D23 F17
This Way. (Two panels, one with man and arrow, other with text)
1993
D23 F18
Design Center Stuttgart. (Pairs of geometric shapes boarding an arc, rainclouds)
N/A

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Heinz Edelmann Collection  >  Series 2. Posters, 33 x 47 in (84 x 120 cm) (MG.09.S02)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
D24 F19
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Life of Gallileo, by Berthold Brecht. (Man with orbiting globes)
N/A
D24 F19
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. (Classical figure with ropes)
N/A
D24 F19
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Katzelmacher, by Rainer Werner Faßbinder. (Pink man in underwear with moustache)
N/A
D24 F19
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Henry IV, by Luigi Pirandello. (Man with crown)
N/A
D24 F19
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Kasimir und Karoline, by Ödön von Horvath. (Black figure in uniform and red face)
N/A
D24 F19
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander. (Betty Boop-esque figure with Hitler moustache and parted hair)
N/A
D24 F19
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Totenfloß, by Harald Mueller. (Green figure eating its own leg)
N/A
D24 F19
Nationaltheatre Mannheim. Kalldewey, Farce, by Botho Strauß. (Man and woman in embrace, labelled “the man” and “the woman")
1982
D24 F19
Nationaltheatre Mannheim. Trilogie des Wiedersehens, by Botho Strauß. (Arrows labelled “A,” “B,” and “C” entering a room)
1986
D24 F20
Kammerspiele Düsseldorf. der Stellvertreter, by Rolf Hochthuth. International Typographic Style geometric composition, credited at corner to Kurt Edelmann
1963
D24 F21
Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on red ground)
1993
D24 F21
Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on green field stepping into hole)
1993
D24 F21
Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on orange ground)
1993
D24 F21
Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on globe with blue background)
1993
D24 F22
WDR. Rheinisches Musikfest 1991 Köln. (Insect playing piano)
1991
D24 F23
Stuttgart. Natur Im Kopf. (Face with leaves)
1993
D24 F23
Stuttgart. Natur Im Kopf. (Figure with splayed limbs, red stripe)
1993
D24 F24
WDR. Rheinisches Musikfest 1997 Wuppertal. (Music note in landscape)
1997
D24 F24
WDR. Béla Bartók. (Face with leaves)
1993
D24 F25
Creation Gallery G8. Heinz Edelmann. (Monochrome figure carrying colorful figure, similar to Item 116. Text in Japanese)
1993
D24 F25
AGI. Tolouse-Lautrec. (Toulouse-Lautrec in front of height scale with artists’ names)
2001
D24 F25
WDR. Schulfunk. (Collage with slogans)
N/A

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Heinz Edelmann Collection  >  Series 3. Prints (MG.09.S03)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
D24 F26
Still-Ben “Nord-West” [Still Life “Northwest”]
N/A
D24 F26
Still-Ben “Vanitas” [Still Life “Vanities”]
N/A
D24 F26
Still-Ben “Mit Drei Kerzen” [Still Life “Three Candles”]
N/A
D24 F27
Klett-Cotta Frankfurter Buchmesse 1992. (Candles in book)
1992
D24 F28
“Les Dents,” by G. Braque. (Procession of teeth)
N/A
D24 F28
“Trois Dents en Afrique,” by G. Braque. (Procession of teeth)
N/A
D24 F28
“Boo,” by Mark Eisner. (Chain gang)
N/A
D24 F28
“Boum,” by Youri Fromental. (Cannon and sea-monster)
N/A
D24 F28
Untitled. (Floating heads and table)
N/A
D24 F28
Untitled. (Head in window)
N/A
D24 F29
Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Figure with one foot in vase and other in fire)
N/A
D24 F29
Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Man standing on sword)
N/A
D24 F29
Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Figure carrying heads)
N/A
D24 F29
Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Figure on red field)
N/A
D24 F29
Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Figure with hoop of fire)
N/A

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Heinz Edelmann Collection  >  Series 4. Books (MG.09.S04)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
Edelmann, Heinz. Das Buch der Bücher. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1997
1997
­­­———. Die 51 Schonsten Buchumschlage Von Heinz Edelmann:. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1982
1982
———. The Incredible Heinz Edelmann. Köln: Walther Konig, 2004
2004
———. Skizzenbuch. Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, 2000
2000
Gasser, Manuel and Boris von Borodine (illustrations). Die Küche meiner Tante Mélanie: Französische Hausmannskost von Anno dazumal. Stuttgart: Insel Verlag, 1977
1977
Heißenbüttel, Helmut and Heinz Edelmann (illustrations). Mehr Ist Dazu Nicht Zu Sagen. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1983
1983
Mosca, Franco, Silvio Coppola, Franco Grignani and Pino Tovaglia (introductions). Heinz Edelmann. Milan: Associazione Italiana Artisti e Grafici Pubblicitari Italiani, 1974
1974
Nieto, M. A. and H. Edelmann (illustrations). El hombre que hace Magia. Madrid: Gráficas Oggi, 1992
1992
Nowottny, Friedrich and Frieder Mellinghoff (introductions). Direct Access: One-Hundred and Sixty-Five Ideas and Fifty-Five Posters For the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln by Heinz Edelmann. Köln: Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz, 1993
1993