Peter Lindbergh—On Street
Schirmer/Mosel Verlag / Munich, Germany
Peter Lindbergh avoids dominant backgrounds and superfluous details, focusing solely on his clear, expressive images, mostly in elegant black and white. Lindbergh is a storyteller and likes to quotes famous film scenes or other photographs in his portraits to underline the character of his subjects. The posters for the large-scale exhibition of his work at C/O Berlin were based on a black-and-white motif reflecting Lindbergh’s style and formulated like an advertising campaign. The opening was announced with the statement »Peter Lindbergh is coming«, the close with the statement »Thank you Peter Lindbergh«. All other promotional materials for the exhibition were based on the design of these two posters.