November 12, 2012

Heinz Kahlau/Hans Ticha: Hurra! Hurra! Hurra! Die Feuerwehr ist da!



Author Heinz Kahlau was student of Bert Brecht at the Akademie der Künste (German Academy of Arts) in the 1950s. He was one of the most famous poets of the GDR (East Germany). Kahlau died in April this year. Illustrator Hans Ticha lived in East Berlin till 1989 and is considered to be the only pop artist of the GDR. His work is influenced by the Russian Constructivism, Bauhaus, Pop Art and mostly by Fernand Léger. There is currently an exhibition in Frankfurt up to 22 November: "Hans Ticha und andere - Künstlerplakete". More to find here.




 Heinz Kahlau/Hans Ticha: Hurra! Hurra! Hurra! Die Feuerwehr ist da, VEB Postreiter-Verlag. Made in GDR 1987/1988.

The book has been republished by Beltz & Gelberg in 2008. You can get a copy here.