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Sven Brasch studied art in Munich and Paris, and lived in New York for two years before finally returning to Copenhagen. Although he is primarily known for the numerous movie posters he designed, his work also includes wonderful examples of theatrical, exhibition and product posters. He was awarded the coveted Grand Prize for graphic design at the seminal 1925 Paris Art Deco Exhibition. Here, for the Copenhagen Zoo, he depicts a hippo yawning. The image has remained so popular that reproductions are still sold in the zoo gift shop today.
Jean Carlu (1900–1997) a famous French graphic designer, specialized in posters. He was member of a family of architects; his brother Jacques Carlu, for example, designed the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. He made posters during World War II to promote an increase in American production.
An affectionately maternal trip to a public swimming pool fills this placidly heartwarming design with familial portent. Boegelund was “the pioneer of the Danish poster. His clear-cut letters, his vivid colors, his innate sense of simplification make him the first true Danish poster artist and the one whose work is most important. His posters . . . are always well composed in a very Germanic spirit” (Weill, p. 272).
One of the Continent’s secret offshore gems, Fanø is the best place to go wild in Denmark. This Nantucket-like island off the country’s west coast teems with bird life, has miles of empty cycling paths, and offers broad beaches bathed in pewter-colored light.