MILES DAVIS German Concert Poster (1971) - Gunther Kieser’s JAZZ/SOUL/GOSPEL and BLUES Concert Posters (Part 1)
Those of you who have been following this Blog for many months are now familiar with the work ofGunther Kieser, the Premier German concert poster artist of the second part of the 20th Century (check the first 10 part Blog devoted to him in the Archives in May 2012). Born in Germany in 1930, he designed over three hundred concert posters (and in a lesser measure movie posters) between 1955 and now and established his style as one of the most visually arresting and iconoclastic of this genre, bringing it into the museums around the world.
His love of Black Music is well documented and this 10 Part Blog will share with you 10 of his most beautiful creations covering the Jazz, Soul, Gospel and Blues genres among the hundreds he designed for German promoters Lipmann and Rau.
We start with what I consider to be his most artistic piece, worth to be included in any Museum collection and a clear homage to Jackson Pollock’s style. The generic poster above was created for Miles Davis 1971 German Tour when the trumpeter was at his most adventurous musically having fred himself from the traditional Jazz sounds to incoroprate the more modern rock sounds, creating what is now called Fusion. The colors and design of the poster perfectly capture this. Watch and enjoy.
All Gunter Kieser posters can be found here
The poster above courtesy of ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY