An independent archive of typography.

Das kommunistische Manifest

Photo(s) by Philipp Messner. Imported from Flickr on Oct 5, 2015. Artwork published in
circa 1968
Das kommunistische Manifest 1
Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Philipp Messner and tagged with “univers”. License: CC BY-NC.

Poster by Hans-Rudolf Lutz, 1968 [Jaap Proost] or 1975 [Philipp Messner]

Source: Jaap Proost. License: All Rights Reserved.



  • Univers




Artwork location

3 Comments on “Das kommunistische Manifest”

  1. This poster is reproduced as part of an ad by Handsetzerei Ernst Gloor, a typesetting company in Zurich, in Graphis No. 143 (1970).

    The typographic composition by Hans-Rudolf Lutz is meant as a stimulus. He once said: “It is not the purpose of typography to produce pictures, but I regard it as one of its potentialities.” The original poster, about 27×31 inches in size, is available free of charge to those who would like to have it.

    Scan courtesy of IADDB.

  2. Andrea says:
    Sep 24th, 2023 4:33 pm

    Well, Florian, a way or some more info on how to get this poster would really be appreciated.


  3. Hi Andrea, I just ran a quick web search and found two copies for sale, one at Galerie für Moderne Kunst und Plakatkunst in Cologne and another (signed) one at Inlibris in Vienna.

Post a comment