0804 Show and Tell: Richard Niessen SNCF Poster

FLAGS:the high-speed trains of the SNCF run through eight different countries; the flags of these countries are incorporated in different patterns depicting a journey through all these countries.

Combining typography with imagery is something I wanted to experiment with. I also looked at Dada Artists who treated typography as compositional elements, experimenting with the boundary between type and image.


A collection of Schwitters’ fairy tales, plus a full English version of the above appears in Schwitters’ Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales (translated by Jack Zipes, 2009).

El Lissitzky – For the Voice a “book construction” based on the poems of Vladimir Mayakovsky

Ilya Zdanevich, “Soirée du Coeur à Barbe”, 1923




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