Ludwig Hohlwein

Ludwig Hohlwein was born in Germany in 1874. He trained as an architect and practised until 1906 when he started a new career in poster design. He quickly established himself as one of the most important people working in this field in Germany.

Hohlwein's high tonal contrasts and a network of interlocking shapes made his work instantly recognizable. Hohlwein was employed by the German government during the First World War to produce propaganda posters. Ludwig Hohlwein died in 1939.

Ludwig Hohlwein, The Ludendorff Fund for the War Wounded, government poster (1917)
Ludwig Hohlwein, The Ludendorff Fund for
the War Wounded, government poster (1917)