This week on the brand new episode of our design podcast The Poster Boys, Brandon and I discuss the work of one of our very favorite poster artists, German designer Hans Hillmann. I first posted some of Hillmann's posters a while back (see those here), and this week we've been loading up the Poster Boys site with all of our favorite Hillmann designs (see those here). But here I wanted to post a few of Hillmann's early posters, where he enjoyed rendering his subjects in black painted illustrations on bold colorful backgrounds-- a trick for cost saving during the silkscreen process back in the early days working with film distributor Neue Filmkunst. Later, his work evolved to display a masterful mixture and back-and-forth between illustrative and photographic styles; Look for another post of more of my favorite designs this week. 



Hi Sam, well done! Hans Hillmann was a friend and I was lucky enough to interview him about his favorite posters (for the film magazine REVOLVER I am co-editing) ... it's in German, but some of the illustrations might be interesting for you.

Keep up the good work!



Sam's Myth said...

Thanks Christoph!

Great to hear from you. What a gift to have known Hans Hillmann!

We actually used your interview as a reference when preparing for the new episode of the podcast. You can hear our discussion here: http://theposterboys.tumblr.com/


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