Fritz Rosen, graphic designer : papers

Scope and Content

Includes many of Fritz Rosen’s graphic advertising work and logos and trademarks for clients including Bosch, Oldenkott and Henkell, together with a selection of his scrapbook pages with correspondence and commentary on his political posters. There is also some of Rosen’s creative non-commercial work including life drawing and landscapes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Fritz Rosen (1890-1980) was an important figure in German modernist poster design, at one point sharing a studio and working with Lucian Bernhard, the supreme German poster artist and innovator of the style of advertising known as Sachplaket, or Object Poster.

Access Information

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here:

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Acquisition Information

Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund, 2003.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here:

Related Material

Posters by Fritz Rosen are available to view through the V&A Prints and Drawings study room, museum numbers: E.1335-1931; E.438-2003; E.439-2003; E.440-2003; E441-2003.