Following the exhibition Harmony in Context. Joseph Binder (18981972): The Viennese Graphic Work, the MAK,
in its second show dedicated to the prominent Austrian pioneer of graphic design, will present Joseph Binders achievements
in the USA.
The exhibition highlights Joseph Binders American Impressions, a series of pastel sketches he did during his first journeys to the USA in 1933, his successful advertising designs for Ballantines Beer and United Airlines, his posters from the 1950s and 1960s for the US Navy, and the Nonobjective Paintings documenting Binders career as an artist since the 1960s, his turning away from commercial graphic work and his renewed commitment to graphic works of art in the abstract style.
Curator Rainald Franz
Catalogue Joseph Binder. Wien - New York. Edited by Peter Noever, MAK, Vienna 2001. Texts by André Dombrowski, Rainald Franz, Peter Klinger, Peter Noever, Wolfgang Pauser, Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel. German/English, 148 pp., 85 illustrations, 12,5 x 24 cm, paperback, MAK Studies 1