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.