Tribute to Jan Bons, 90 Affiches (Camera), Kunsthal Rotterdam
33 x 46 in. (83 x 118 cm)
This 2008 poster by Gielijn Escher (1945-) celebrates the work of a fellow Dutch graphic designer, Jan Bons. On the occasion of Bons’s 90th birthday, the Kunsthall in Rotterdam honored him with an exhibition of 90 of his posters. Escher’s promotional poster for this show references Bons’s posters for the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. For many years, Bons used variations on this illustration of a video camera for the annual festival’s poster (see below). The apple is a nod to Bons’s many posters for the Amsterdam theater company de Appel.