Poster, Sein oder Nichtsein (To Be or Not to Be), 1964
Hans Hillmann cleverly communicates the plot of the film To Be or Not to Be through his use of a conceptual illustration. The Modernist graphic designer strives to create movement on the page, thus more accurately reflecting the feeling of a film’s motion. Translating the active experience of film into the static participation of viewing a poster is a major goal of Hillmann’s; his layouts incorporate multiple points of view and play with perspective to produce graphic montages.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.
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Its dimensions are
85.1 × 59.2 cm (33 1/2 × 23 5/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Lower right: FSK / Freigegeben
It is signed
Center left: Hans Hillman
It is inscribed
Lower right: P.R. Wilk, Ffm.
Cite this object as
Poster, Sein oder Nichtsein (To Be or Not to Be), 1964; offset lithograph on wove paper; 85.1 × 59.2 cm (33 1/2 × 23 5/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-78
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.