GERMAN MID-CENTIRY DESIGN - POSTER: Junges Leben. Wanderausstellung des Bayerischen Jugendringes [Young Life. Hiking Exhibition of the Bavarian Youth Association].
An attractive colourful poster for a Bavarian hiking exhibition.
Author: Richard THROLL (1880-1961).
Place and Year: Munich - Pasing: Meindl Druck [prob. late 1940s or early 1950s].
Technique: Offset lithograph, sheet: 86 x 61 cm (33.8 x 24 inches) (Very Good, soft folds in white margins).
A rare colourful poster was made for an exhibition of outdoor activities by a Bavarian youth association Young Life (Junges Leben).
The exhibition was probably made in the years following WWII, when such associations encouraged youth to outdoor and sport activities in order to forget the horrors of the war, but also to keep them on the straight and narrow. The colours on the poster represent the beginnings of the typical German MidCentury design, which bloomed in the mid and late 1950s.
The designer of the poster was Richard Throll (1880-1961), a Munich-born artist, who was active as a painter, engraver, and graphic designer.