Kasimir und Karoline is a play by Odon von Horvath which was performed at the Basler Theater in Berlin in 1969. Prominent graphic designer Herbert Leupin created this poster to advertise this production.
In the play the title couple Kasimir and Karoline, who are engaged to be married, break up while at Octoberfest in Munich, and each one then finds another partner. It's a tale of love, loss and despair, tempered with humor.
Herbert Leupin (1916-1999) is acknowledged as one of the great graphic designers of his generation. Born in Switzerland, he lived in Basel most of his life. During his long, award-winning career as a poster artist, he became famous for his innovative designs, colorful style and use of humor.
This hand-scrawled poster, with its red background, black writing and white accents, reflects Leupin's often simple yet elegant design style. The only image is of a stein, emblematic of Munich's famous Octoberfest celebration, with a red heart (outlined in black) drawn on it.
This poster would be a great accent piece in any room!