Many say that collectors are bonkers. And I thought I was a madman.
Yet I was rewarded again and again, as I have had the opportunity to meet crazier
specimens on my journey so far. I have been able to meet some extremely interesting
and likeable people with whom I can exchange ideas intensively – sometimes even with posters.
What made me happy after a long process was the gradual development of the subject.
Now for over ten years, my passion has been: typographically-designed black and
white posters! This subject poses a major challenge – due to the marked reduction
of funds – for any designer.
What gives me great pleasure as a collector – in addition to the extensive research
process – is personally collecting the posters from the designers, their owners.
It is not unusual that the “X factor” comes into play: the unexpected, without which
I would have never become acquainted with so many posters. From the unexpected,
I draw on my motivation, creating new impetus time and time again.
With the first exhibition in Lucerne, my posters finally get to see the light of
day and fresh air – to where they belong! A nice side effect: I, myself, get to
see part of my collection at a glance for the first time – my absolute favourite
one hundred motives!
The exhibition only includes what I like. And nothing else.
Berlin, September 2013