Pierre Mendell has been designing the posters for the Bavarian State Opera (Bayerische Staatsoper) in Munich from 1993 to 2006. With over a hundred motifs to his name, he has not only successfully created an unmistakable identity for this opera house but also linked it with a form of visual expression that is unparalleled in its originality and immediacy. Mendell’s simple, almost archaic, visual language is admired worldwide and his poster designs are represented in leading collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York. With a representative selection of his posters and accompanying essays, the book provides a unique insight into Mendell's artistic work.
Author(s): Pierre Mendell
Design: Pierre Mendell