Wednesday, January 3, 2018

René Ahrlé

[Germany] (b 1893/d 1976)

Advertisement for the Oil company Shell (1929)

" Ahrle attended the Hanau Drawing Academy and participated as a war volunteer in the Leibgarde Infantry Regiment during WW1..(..) After the war he worked among other things as a graphic artist and designed many posters..(..)  René Ahrlé was the first graphic artist in Germany to graphically evaluate the photograph.(..) Ahrlé began in 1925 to include photography in the circle of his acting means. As a special feature, contemporary literature emphasizes that the combination of own images with graphic design gives it an unusual uniformity in the creative process. 'The special persuasive power of his work is based not least on the fact that their inherently heterogeneous construction elements of photography and graphics are not only loosely formally bound, but completely merged organically.' (...) "


Germany 1944 "Honoring the Reich Labor Service" (2,2,2) [Engr (L. Schnell 6pf)(J. Piwczyk 12pf)][Recess] Sc(281,282)

Germany 1945 "12th Anniversary of the III Reich" (2,2,1) [Photo] Sc(B293) 

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