Gitte Kath

Gitte Kath is a little well known poster artist from Denmark who is most famous for her work for the Paralympics in Sydney, Amnesty International, and the Umbrella Theatre in Copenhagen. Kath was educated at the Kolding School of Design in Denmark and works for the Mill Theatre located in the same city.

Gitte Kath

Gitte Kath

 

At the Mill Theatre, Kath is more then just the poster artist. She acts as a scenographer, director, actor and playwright. She utilizes a variety of mediums in her posters, as well as incorporating everyday objects in unique ways. She is quoted to have said that she is “cutting down and cutting out, daring to do without, and from almost nothing managing to tell it all.”

Gitte Kath

Gitte Kath

 

Gitte Kath is said to approach her work as more of a painter than a graphic designer. First she collects the materials she wishes to use, then photographs it, often times up against a bare wall in her very own home, and then applies paint and text. Kath encourages users to view her works as open to interpretation; She does not force a message or idea on the viewer. Kath was featured in a 2005 exhibit at the Morgan Library in Colorado entitle Designing Women, alongside Paula Scher and Rosemarie Tissi.

2017 History of Graphic Design

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