Jacques Nathan Garamond Telefunken poster

Jacques Nathan Garamond Telefunken poster
Poster for Telefunken c1965

The piece above is one of a series of posters that paris based designer Jacques Nathan Garamond produced for Telefunken. I just wish I could cut out that Telefunken logo. It kind of kills the vibe of this poster. You have all these round edges on the type and the reel to reel player and theres this crazy sharp edge ninja star with lightning bolts.

During the 1950-1960s Garamond began deconstructing objects into geometric shapes. This is evident in the print above as well as his poster work for Air France. I’ll try to scan in some of the Air France posters when I get a chance.

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I agree, I would take off the logo. I love this piece though! And it’s French–everything is better when it is French!

“Nathan Garmond produced for Telefunken. I just wish I could cut out that Telefunken logo. It kind of kills the vibe of this poster. You have all these round edges on the type and the reel to reel player and theres this crazy sharp edge ninja star with lightning bolts.

During the 1950-1960s Garamond”

There is a spelling error in his name, i believe?

Thanks Matt,
How you been?
You catch all my spelling mistakes. Looking for some new work? You should be the editor for the blog. I’ll even give you a cool graphic design name like “dr. word!” or “professoor sweet english”. See I just spelt that wrong..We need you.

I shooped out the Telefunken logo; where can I post it?

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why would you take an advert you know nothing about and try to make it better? if you’re a designer and know nothing about telefunken or the logo, why would you take it out? the history of this company speaks for itself, as does the logo which you hate so much. this isn’t pop art folks.

the “ninja star” logo has been associated with the quality of TELEFUNKEN products for years. when a “professional” sees that “logo” they know they are dealing with top notch engineering that most people, including “designers”, have not a clue about. you being a “designer” i recommend learning a little bit about symbolism before you trash talk a design. especially if they are promoting the products therein.

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