The Hand / Die Hand, Poster Collection 27, 2015


Edited by Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Bettina Richter
16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in
96 pages, 120 illustrations
2015, 978-3-03778-477-8, German/English

“Gestures and facial expressions are our foremost non-linguistic means of interpersonal communication. It is thus no coincidence that the face and hand are also popular motifs in visual communication. The history of posters is particularly rich in variations on the hand. In consumer posters and billboards, a hand presents desirable products or demonstrates how certain items are used. But the hand can also take the form of a symbolically charged gesture in the political poster: as fist held high, admonishing pointer finger, or violent paw. In cultural posters, the hand then becomes the emblem of the creative and artistic individual. Just as versatile as the rhetoric of the hand are its diverse uses as a design element. Photographic, illustrative and abstract graphic images add up to a small cultural history of the hand as an eloquent conveyor of messages.” Lars Müller Publishers

The Hand : Die Hand, Poster Collection 27, 2015
The Hand : Die Hand, Poster Collection 27, 2015

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