Donnerstag, 20. Februar 2014

WALTER TRIER / LILLIPUT – The Antifascist Pocket Magazine

032c Workshop / Joerg Koch is pleased to present UDO KITTELMANN’s personal collection of LILLIPUT, the antifascist pocket magazine for everyone.
Lilliput was a British monthly magazine of art, photography, humor, and fiction founded in 1937 by the filmmaker and photojournalist Stefan Lorant, who had served time in Nazi prison before emigrating to England. Until 1949, each cover was illustrated by WALTER TRIER (1890–1951), a German-Jewish antifascist exiled in Britain and one of the greatest illustrators of the Weimar Republic. Trier gained worldwide recognition for illustrating the children’s books of Erich Kästner, including Emil and the Detectives (1929). Each of Trier’s covers for Lilliput features the fictional couple Frau Lena and Herr Walter as well as their Scottish terrier dog, Zottel, who together engaged in activities such as peeling potatoes, sunbathing, or working in a munitions factory. Historical periods are varied and the mood of each cover is lively yet carries a veiled menace.
Exhibition: February 20 until March 27, 2014

032c Workhop / Joerg Koch
Brunnenstraße 19
10119 Berlin  

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