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 23F 1Atlas Film. Sezession. (Classical statue with eyeball and film)1960s
D 23F 1Atlas Film. “The Magnificent Ambersons". (Line drawing outlined figures)1960s
D 23F 1Atlas Film. “El angel exterminador". (Man with exploding head)1960s
D 23F 1Atlas Film. “Nekrassow, by Jean-Paul Sartre". (Eyeball on back of head), 1960s
D 23F 1Atlas Film. “Around the World in 80 Days". (Foot leaving frame)1960s
D 23F 1Kammerspiele Düsseldorf. “The wind in the branches ...". a French psuedo-Western play. (Woman with two revolvers), 1960s
D 23F 2Modern Art Museum München. “Monsters, Beatles und Edelmann". Exhibition poster, 23.5 x 33.5 in, 1968
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Orson Welles, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Collage of faces, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Color blocks, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Cherries, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Projector, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Animals and letters, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Cigar box, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Rabbits in snow, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Boy on hog, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Frontier, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Man with picture of dog, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. Juggling cat, 1976
D 23F 3WDR Kinderprogram. (Paper cutouts)., 1976
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. Face in oil paint1981
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Red figure playing flute)1983
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Hands with covered fingers)1985
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Color stripes out of horn)1987
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Color stripes on traveller’s back)1987
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Man in bird costume playing horn)1991
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Gold cups on etchings)1992
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne, (Man with harp/lines)1993
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Flowers)1994
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Horns with waves)1995
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Hands with tubes)1999
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. (Man in armor with white dot)2000
D 23F 4WDR Tagealter Music in Herne. Man in robe with cut-out guitar and fiddle1997
D 23F 5WDR Folkfestival. (Collage)1981
D 23F 5WDR Folkfestival. (Woman with cherry over her ear)1985
D 23F 5WDR Folkfestival. (Man playing violin in field with apples)1986
D 23F 5WDR Folkfestival. (Smokestacks in red oil paint)1988
D 23F 5WDR Folkfestival. (Bird standing on house)1989
D 23F 5WDR Folkfestival. (Sliced bread on shore)1990
D 23F 5WDR Folkfestival. (Cannon pouring into vase)1993
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Man walking with ears), 1983
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Man and moons)1984
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Ladder and moons)1987
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Stairs, chair, boulder, and moon)1983
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Man standing on swans)1982
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Two buildings and moon)1992
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Bird flying under moon)1993
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Boy with candle and moon)1990
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Woman with flute and moon)1991
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Moon on face)1991
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Owl with violin)1994
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Owl with musical notes)1993
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Boat with moon)1994
D 23F 6WDR Nachtmusik. (Moon, nail and hammer)1995
D 23F 7WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Men moving piano into a building)1986
D 23F 7WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Face and musical notation)1992
D 23F 7WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Circus leader and piano)1988
D 23F 7WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Bird with music note)1993
D 23F 7WDR Rheinisches Festival. (Music notes in landscape)1997
D 23F 8WDR 2 Live. (Bird with ears), 1980
D 23F 8WDR 2 Live. (Tomatoes with faces)1981
D 23F 8WDR 2 Live. (Peas with faces in pod), 1982
D 23F 9WDR. Pop-Power In Concert mit Joy Fleming, Ralph Nowy Group, The Alquin1975
D 23F 9WDR. Harald Banter und de Media Band1978
D 23F 9WDR. Muzik zur Weihnacht1978
D 23F 9WDR. Harald Banter und de Media Band1979
D 23F 9WDR. Ein Abend In Wien1979
D 23F 9WDR. Harald Banter In Concert Mit de Media Band1981
D 23F 10WDR. Radiothek Unterwegs. (Radio with arms and legs), 1979
D 23F ƒWDR. Radiothek Unterwegs. (Lions and lightning bolts), 1981
D 23F 12WDR. Reden muß man miteinander. (Man and woman in room with modern furniture)1982
D 23F 10WDR. Daggen Sein Ist Immer Leicht Vom Umgang Mit Vorurteilen. (Man with arrows)1981
D 23F ƒWDR. Vom Bosporus Bis Gibraltar. (Man, seashell and smokestacks), 1985
D 23F 11WDR. Zum 1000 Mal / Unterhaltung Am Wochenende. (Man with spotlight on mouth)1992
D 23F 11WDR. Kabaret Fest. (Figure with burning bird), 1990
D 23F 11WDR. Big Band Workshop. (Man with goggles and hose)1980
D 23F 11WDR. Jacques Offenbach / Die Banditen. (Faces over landscape)1980
D 23F 11WDR. Der Arme Jonathan. (Currency symbol and heart on seesaw)1980
D 23F 12WDR. Begegnungen mit traditionen. (Geometric shapes on landscapes)1977
D 23F 12WDR. Begegnung mit Brasilien. (Etching of woman in black and white looking through a window at dancers in colorful oils)1980
D 23F 13WDR. Musik des Sepherad ‘92. (Candles on table)1992
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Crying woman with Micky Mouse accoutrements)1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Torso with smokestacks), 1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Women printed in red and blue), 1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Light bulb and printing artefacts)1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man with two Chrysler Buildings over his face), 1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Silhouette with shoe and ear)1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Robed skeleton figure with horns holding heart)1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man in formalwear with garters and stockings)1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Woman printed in blue with green tree outlines and red panel)1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Three figures printed in pink with white teeth), 1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man with tongue coming out of his ear), 1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Eye peeking through bunch of bananas)1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Woman dressed in butterflies), 1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Twisted figure with spotlight), 1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Cars crashing on green gridplane)1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Man with hot dog backpack)1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Blue face with red nose-mask), 1981
D 23F 14Theater der Welt ‘81. (Women with lightbulb heads), 1981
D 23F 15WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Microphones on yellow background),
D 23F 15WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Bird at microphone),
D 23F 15WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Lion at microphone),
D 23F 15WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Rabbit at microphone),
D 23F 15WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Owl at microphone),
D 23F 15WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Butterfly at microphone),
D 23F 15WDR. Die Ausgewogenheit. (Headless turtle at microphone),
D 23F 16Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Face, arm, and volcanoes)1991
D 23F 16Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Burning arm)1991
D 23F 16Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand forming a face)1991
D 23F 16Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand in boat with skull and crossbones flag)1991
D 23F 16Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand and toiletry kit)1991
D 23F 16Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand and sliced loaf)1991
D 23F 16Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand with bees)1991
D 23F 16Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand with finger through a ring)1991
D 23F 16Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Hand with knife)1991
D 23F 16Theater der Welt Essen 1991. (Eleven hands with Micky Mouse gloves)1991
D 23F 17This Way. (Two panels, one with man and arrow, other with text), 1993
D 23F 18Design 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 24F 19Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Life of Gallileo, by Berthold Brecht. (Man with orbiting globes)
D 24F 19Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. (Classical figure with ropes)
D 24F 19Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Katzelmacher, by Rainer Werner Faßbinder. (Pink man in underwear with moustache),
D 24F 19Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Henry IV, by Luigi Pirandello. (Man with crown),
D 24F 19Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Kasimir und Karoline, by Ödön von Horvath. (Black figure in uniform and red face),
D 24F 19Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander. (Betty Boop-esque figure with Hitler moustache and parted hair),
D 24F 19Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Totenfloß, by Harald Mueller. (Green figure eating its own leg),
D 24F 19Nationaltheatre Mannheim. Kalldewey, Farce, by Botho Strauß. (Man and woman in embrace, labelled “the man” and “the woman")1982
D 24F 19Nationaltheatre Mannheim. Trilogie des Wiedersehens, by Botho Strauß. (Arrows labelled “A,” “B,” and “C” entering a room)1986
D 24F 20Kammerspiele Düsseldorf. der Stellvertreter, by Rolf Hochthuth. International Typographic Style geometric composition, credited at corner to Kurt Edelmann1963
D 24F 21Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on red ground)1993
D 24F 21Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on green field stepping into hole)1993
D 24F 21Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on orange ground)1993
D 24F 21Theater der Welt ’93 München. (Figure on globe with blue background)1993
D 24F 22WDR. Rheinisches Musikfest 1991 Köln. (Insect playing piano)1991
D 24F 23Stuttgart. Natur Im Kopf. (Face with leaves)1993
D 24F 23Stuttgart. Natur Im Kopf. (Figure with splayed limbs, red stripe)1993
D 24F 24WDR. Rheinisches Musikfest 1997 Wuppertal. (Music note in landscape)1997
D 24F 24WDR. Béla Bartók. (Face with leaves)1993
D 24F 25Creation Gallery G8. Heinz Edelmann. (Monochrome figure carrying colorful figure, similar to Item 116. Text in Japanese)1993
D 24F 25AGI. Tolouse-Lautrec. (Toulouse-Lautrec in front of height scale with artists’ names)2001
D 24F 25WDR. Schulfunk. (Collage with slogans)
Milton Glaser Design Archive > Heinz Edelmann Collection > Series 3. Prints
LOC TITLE DATE
D 24F 26Still-Ben “Nord-West” [Still Life “Northwest”]
D 24F 26Still-Ben “Vanitas” [Still Life “Vanities”]
D 24F 26Still-Ben “Mit Drei Kerzen” [Still Life “Three Candles”]
D 24F 27Klett-Cotta Frankfurter Buchmesse 1992. (Candles in book)1992
D 24F 28“Les Dents,” by G. Braque. (Procession of teeth)
D 24F 28“Trois Dents en Afrique,” by G. Braque. (Procession of teeth)
D 24F 28“Boo,” by Mark Eisner. (Chain gang)
D 24F 28“Boum,” by Youri Fromental. (Cannon and sea-monster)
D 24F 28Untitled. (Floating heads and table)
D 24F 28Untitled. (Head in window)
D 24F 29Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Figure with one foot in vase and other in fire)
D 24F 29Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Man standing on sword)
D 24F 29Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Figure carrying heads)
D 24F 29Essen Theater Festival. Characters In The Order Of Their Appearance. (Figure on red field)
D 24F 29Essen 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