Gunther Kieser

Günther Kieser is a German graphic designer and sculptor. In the 1960s he made an impact on poster design for the German Jazz Festival Frankfurt, events of the concert agency Lippmann and Rau, and also work for the jazz label Blue Note. He is considered the most important German designer of jazz and rock posters.

 

Gunther Kieser

 Gunther Kieser

Gunther Kieser

Gunther Kieser

Gunther Kieser

Kieser studied from 1946 to 1949 at the Arts and Crafts School in Offenbach am Main. From 1949 he worked as a freelance graphic designer. In 1953 he worked for ten years in a joint studio with Hans Michel in Offenbach, creating the agency Michel + Kieser.

Gunther Kieser

Gunther Kieser

Gunther Kieser

During the 1950s he met Horst Lippman for which he designs posters and record covers. In 1956 he became a member of the Deutscher Werkbund. In 1964 works of Michel + Kieser were on the documenta III in Kassel shown in the graphic department. He is also a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).

Gunther Kieser

Gunther Kieser

Gunther Kieser

 

From 1981 to 1992 he was Professor of Visual Communication at UW Comprehensive University of Wuppertal. For his life's work, he was established in 2002 with the honorary membership of the German Designer Club Award. Kieser’s work has appeared in internationally renowned venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In the year 2010, the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach had shown for the first time his head figures.

2017 History of Graphic Design

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