HUPP, Otto // Münchener kalender, 1935.


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HUPP, Otto // Münchener kalender, 1935.
HUPP, Otto // Münchener kalender, 1935.

Quite an influence in pre-War German typography, contributing the post-blackletter Neudeutsch in 1899, Otto Hupp was also responsible for the Münchener kalender project, which issued calendars for fifty-one years (1885-1936), with the ominous exception of 1933. For the first ten years of that run, Hupp would illustrate the calendars with interpretive images of the zodiac's characters. For the next forty one, he would instead bathe each month in the images of heraldry, illustrating proto-surreal coats-of-arms from the noble families of different German regions. With brief histories of those noble houses also provided.  

This particular year (1935) was the fiftieth anniversary of the calendar, with the cover taking centre-stage. Although the image of the eagle had appeared many times throughout the previous forty-nine calendars, this is the first one that bears "Heil Hitler" on its wings.

An eerie anniversary; this calendar repeats in 2019.

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