Heinz Edelmann Collection

Date

1964-2001

Extent

108 in (Overall dimensions)

Abstract

Heinz Edelmann (1934–2009), who became famous in 1968 for the character design in the Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine, produced a body of work across the next four decades that was notable for its Expressionistic sensibility tempered by wit and humor. A series of posters in 1980s and 1990s for Westdeutscher Rundfunk (the principal public broadcasting station in West Germany) gained lasting cultural significance for politically bold graphics that were striking in their combination of whimsical, surreal, and sinister imagery. Edelmann had a long history of providing illustrations for periodicals, including Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the avant-garde magazine Twen. Books for the publisher Klett-Cotta were free-flowing designs that combined hand-lettering and illustration. Edelmann's distinctive contribution to visual culture has been recognized internationally in solo exhibitions in Europe, the United States, and Japan, including a Masters Series exhibition at the School of Visual Arts.

General Physical Description

Two flat file drawers.

Scope and Contents

The Heinz Edelmann Collection comprises 140 posters, 13 screenprints, and nine books.

Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Citation

Heinz Edelmann Collection, [series. item]. Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, Visual Arts Foundation, New York.

Acquisition Information

The Heinz Edelmann Collection was acquired as a gift from Heinz Edelmann.

Container List

Milton Glaser Design Archive > Heinz Edelmann Collection > Series 1. Posters, 23.5 x 33.5 in (60 x 84 cm)
LOC TITLE DATE

D 23 F 1

Atlas Film. Sezession. (Classical statue with eyeball and film)1960s

D 23 F 1

Atlas Film. “The Magnificent Ambersons". (Line drawing outlined figures)1960s

D 23 F 1

Atlas Film. “El angel exterminador". (Man with exploding head)1960s

D 23 F 1

Atlas Film. “Nekrassow, by Jean-Paul Sartre". (Eyeball on back of head)1960s

D 23 F 1

Atlas Film. “Around the World in 80 Days". (Foot leaving frame)1960s

D 23 F 1

Kammerspiele Düsseldorf. “The wind in the branches ...". a French psuedo-Western play. (Woman with two revolvers)1960s

D 23 F 2

Modern Art Museum München. “Monsters, Beatles und Edelmann". Exhibition poster, 23.5 x 33.5 in1968

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Orson Welles1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Collage of faces1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Color blocks1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Cherries1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Projector1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Animals and letters1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Cigar box1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Rabbits in snow1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Boy on hog1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Frontier1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Man with picture of dog1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. Juggling cat1976

D 23 F 3

WDR Kinderprogram. (Paper cutouts).1976

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. Face in oil paint1981

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Red figure playing flute)1983

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Hands with covered fingers)1985

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Color stripes out of horn)1987

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Color stripes on traveller’s back)1987

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Man in bird costume playing horn)1991

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Gold cups on etchings)1992

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne, (Man with harp/lines)1993

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Flowers)1994

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Horns with waves)1995

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Hands with tubes)1999

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Man in armor with white dot)2000

D 23 F 4

WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. Man in robe with cut-out guitar and fiddle1997

D 23 F 5

WDR Folkfestival. (Collage)1981

D 23 F 5

WDR Folkfestival. (Woman with cherry over her ear)1985

D 23 F 5

WDR Folkfestival. (Man playing violin in field with apples)1986

D 23 F 5

WDR Folkfestival. (Smokestacks in red oil paint)1988

D 23 F 5

WDR Folkfestival. (Bird standing on house)1989

D 23 F 5

WDR Folkfestival. (Sliced bread on shore)1990

D 23 F 5

WDR Folkfestival. (Cannon pouring into vase)1993

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Man walking with ears)1983

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Man and moons)1984

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Ladder and moons)1987

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Stairs, chair, boulder, and moon)1983

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Man standing on swans)1982

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Two buildings and moon)1992

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Bird flying under moon)1993

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Boy with candle and moon)1990

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Woman with flute and moon)1991

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Moon on face)1991

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Owl with violin)1994

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Owl with musical notes)1993

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Boat with moon)1994

D 23 F 6

WDR Nachtmusik. (Moon, nail and hammer)1995

D 23 F 7

WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Men moving piano into a building)1986

D 23 F 7

WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Face and musical notation)1992

D 23 F 7

WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Circus leader and piano)1988

D 23 F 7

WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Bird with music note)1993

D 23 F 7

WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Music notes in landscape)1997

D 23 F 8

WDR 2 Live. (Bird with ears)1980

D 23 F 8

WDR 2 Live. (Tomatoes with faces)1981

D 23 F 8

WDR 2 Live. (Peas with faces in pod)1982

D 23 F 9

WDR. Pop-Power In Concert mit Joy Fleming, Ralph Nowy Group, The Alquin1975

D 23 F 9

WDR. Harald Banter und de Media Band1978

D 23 F 9

WDR. Muzik zur Weihnacht1978

D 23 F 9

WDR. Harald Banter und de Media Band1979

D 23 F 9

WDR. Ein Abend In Wien1979

D 23 F 9

WDR. Harald Banter In Concert Mit de Media Band1981

D 23 F 10

WDR. Radiothek Unterwegs. (Radio with arms and legs)1979

D 23 F ƒ

WDR. Radiothek Unterwegs. (Lions and lightning bolts)1981

D 23 F 12

WDR. Reden muß man miteinander. (Man and woman in room with modern furniture)1982

D 23 F 10

WDR. Daggen Sein Ist Immer Leicht Vom Umgang Mit Vorurteilen. (Man with arrows)1981

D 23 F ƒ

WDR. Vom Bosporus Bis Gibraltar. (Man, seashell and smokestacks)1985

D 23 F 11

WDR. Zum 1000 Mal / Unterhaltung Am Wochenende. (Man with spotlight on mouth)1992

D 23 F 11

WDR. Kabaret Fest. (Figure with burning bird)1990

D 23 F 11

WDR. Big Band Workshop. (Man with goggles and hose)1980

D 23 F 11

WDR. Jacques Offenbach / Die Banditen. (Faces over landscape)1980

D 23 F 11

WDR. Der Arme Jonathan. (Currency symbol and heart on seesaw)1980

D 23 F 12

WDR. Begegnungen mit traditionen. (Geometric shapes on landscapes)1977

D 23 F 12

WDR. Begegnung mit Brasilien. (Etching of woman in black and white looking through a window at dancers in colorful oils)1980

D 23 F 13

WDR. Musik des Sepherad ‘92. (Candles on table)1992

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Crying woman with Micky Mouse accoutrements)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Torso with smokestacks)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Women printed in red and blue)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Light bulb and printing artefacts)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man with two Chrysler Buildings over his face)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Silhouette with shoe and ear)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Robed skeleton figure with horns holding heart)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man in formalwear with garters and stockings)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Woman printed in blue with green tree outlines and red panel)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Three figures printed in pink with white teeth)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man with tongue coming out of his ear)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Eye peeking through bunch of bananas)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Woman dressed in butterflies)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Twisted figure with spotlight)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Cars crashing on green gridplane)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man with hot dog backpack)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Blue face with red nose-mask)1981

D 23 F 14

Theater der Welt ‘81. (Women with lightbulb heads)1981

D 23 F 15

WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Microphones on yellow background)

D 23 F 15

WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Bird at microphone)

D 23 F 15

WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Lion at microphone)

D 23 F 15

WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Rabbit at microphone)

D 23 F 15

WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Owl at microphone)

D 23 F 15

WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Butterfly at microphone)

D 23 F 15

WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Headless turtle at microphone)

D 23 F 16

Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Face, arm, and volcanoes)1991

D 23 F 16

Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Burning arm)1991

D 23 F 16

Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand forming a face)1991

D 23 F 16

Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand in boat with skull and crossbones flag)1991

D 23 F 16

Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand and toiletry kit)1991

D 23 F 16

Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand and sliced loaf)1991

D 23 F 16

Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand with bees)1991

D 23 F 16

Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand with finger through a ring)1991

D 23 F 16

Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand with knife)1991

D 23 F 16

Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Eleven hands with Micky Mouse gloves)1991

D 23 F 17

This Way. (Two panels, one with man and arrow, other with text)1993

D 23 F 18

Design Center Stuttgart. (Pairs of geometric shapes boarding an arc, rainclouds)
Milton Glaser Design Archive > Heinz Edelmann Collection > Series 2. Posters, 33 x 47 in (84 x 120 cm)
LOC TITLE DATE

D 24 F 19

Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Life of Gallileo, by Berthold Brecht. (Man with orbiting globes)

D 24 F 19

Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. (Classical figure with ropes)

D 24 F 19

Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Katzelmacher, by Rainer Werner Faßbinder. (Pink man in underwear with moustache)

D 24 F 19

Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Henry IV, by Luigi Pirandello. (Man with crown)

D 24 F 19

Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Kasimir und Karoline, by Ödön von Horvath. (Black figure in uniform and red face)

D 24 F 19

Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander. (Betty Boop-esque figure with Hitler moustache and parted hair)

D 24 F 19

Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Totenfloß, by Harald Mueller. (Green figure eating its own leg)

D 24 F 19

Nationaltheatre Mannheim. Kalldewey, Farce, by Botho Strauß. (Man and woman in embrace, labelled “the man” and “the woman")1982

D 24 F 19

Nationaltheatre Mannheim. Trilogie des Wiedersehens, by Botho Strauß. (Arrows labelled “A,” “B,” and “C” entering a room)1986

D 24 F 20

Kammerspiele Düsseldorf. der Stellvertreter, by Rolf Hochthuth. International Typographic Style geometric composition, credited at corner to Kurt Edelmann1963

D 24 F 21

Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on red ground)1993

D 24 F 21

Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on green field stepping into hole)1993

D 24 F 21

Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on orange ground)1993

D 24 F 21

Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on globe with blue background)1993

D 24 F 22

WDR. Rheinisches Musikfest 1991 Köln. (Insect playing piano)1991

D 24 F 23

Stuttgart. Natur Im Kopf. (Face with leaves)1993

D 24 F 23

Stuttgart. Natur Im Kopf. (Figure with splayed limbs, red stripe)1993

D 24 F 24

WDR. Rheinisches Musikfest 1997 Wuppertal. (Music note in landscape)1997

D 24 F 24

WDR. Béla Bartók. (Face with leaves)1993

D 24 F 25

Creation Gallery G8. Heinz Edelmann. (Monochrome figure carrying colorful figure, similar to Item 116. Text in Japanese)1993

D 24 F 25

AGI. Tolouse-Lautrec. (Toulouse-Lautrec in front of height scale with artists’ names)2001

D 24 F 25

WDR. Schulfunk. (Collage with slogans)
Milton Glaser Design Archive > Heinz Edelmann Collection > Series 3. Prints
LOC TITLE DATE

D 24 F 26

Still-Ben “Nord-West” [Still Life “Northwest”]

D 24 F 26

Still-Ben “Vanitas” [Still Life “Vanities”]

D 24 F 26

Still-Ben “Mit Drei Kerzen” [Still Life “Three Candles”]

D 24 F 27

Klett-Cotta Frankfurter Buchmesse 1992. (Candles in book)1992

D 24 F 28

“Les Dents,” by G. Braque. (Procession of teeth)

D 24 F 28

“Trois Dents en Afrique,” by G. Braque. (Procession of teeth)

D 24 F 28

“Boo,” by Mark Eisner. (Chain gang)

D 24 F 28

“Boum,” by Youri Fromental. (Cannon and sea-monster)

D 24 F 28

Untitled. (Floating heads and table)

D 24 F 28

Untitled. (Head in window)

D 24 F 29

Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Figure with one foot in vase and other in fire)

D 24 F 29

Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Man standing on sword)

D 24 F 29

Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Figure carrying heads)

D 24 F 29

Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Figure on red field)

D 24 F 29

Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Figure with hoop of fire)
Milton Glaser Design Archive > Heinz Edelmann Collection > Series 4. Books
LOC TITLE DATE
Edelmann, Heinz. Das Buch der Bücher. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 19971997
­­­———. Die 51 Schonsten Buchumschlage Von Heinz Edelmann:. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 19821982
———. The Incredible Heinz Edelmann. Köln: Walther Konig, 20042004
———. Skizzenbuch. Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, 20002000
Gasser, Manuel and Boris von Borodine (illustrations). Die Küche meiner Tante Mélanie: Französische Hausmannskost von Anno dazumal. Stuttgart: Insel Verlag, 19771977
Heißenbüttel, Helmut and Heinz Edelmann (illustrations). Mehr Ist Dazu Nicht Zu Sagen. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 19831983
Mosca, Franco, Silvio Coppola, Franco Grignani and Pino Tovaglia (introductions). Heinz Edelmann. Milan: Associazione Italiana Artisti e Grafici Pubblicitari Italiani, 19741974
Nieto, M. A. and H. Edelmann (illustrations). El hombre que hace Magia. Madrid: Gráficas Oggi, 19921992
Nowottny, Friedrich and Frieder Mellinghoff (introductions). Direct Access: One-Hundred and Sixty-Five Ideas and Fifty-Five Posters For the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln by Heinz Edelmann. Köln: Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz, 19931993