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Holger Matthies

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      Holger Matthies, Germany (1976)

      Born 1940 in Hamburg. 1947-57 School in Hamburg; 1957-61 apprenticed in colourlithography; 1961-66 Studies in the Works School of Art and Form and in the University of Formative Art, Hamburg; 1966 Freelance...

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      Holger Matthies, Germany (1976)

        Born 1940 in Hamburg. 1947-57 School in Hamburg; 1957-61 apprenticed in colourlithography; 1961-66 Studies in the Works School of Art and Form and in the University of Formative Art, Hamburg; 1966 Freelance Graphik Designer in Hamburg. Professorships and workshops with students in Singapur, Hongkong, China, Chile, Spain, Jordania, Japan, Syria, France, Belgium, Hungary, Iran and Germany. 1994 Appointment for professor of Visual Communication at the University of Arts, Berlin. His posters are in museums and collections worldwide. He is member of the Poster Society in New York and Free Akademie of Fine Arts in Hamburg.
        Prices and Awards (selection): 1976 Gold Medal: German Postermuseum, Essen; 1980 Gold Medal: International Poster Biennial Warschau, Poland; 1981 Edwin-Scharff-Price from Free and Hansecity Hamburg; 1987 Silver Medal of Art Directors Club, New York; 1990 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Gold Medal, Essen; Gold Medal: International Poster Biennial Warschau, Poland; 1994 Silver Medal: Brno, Tschechoslowakia; 2002 Silver Medal: Hongkong International Poster Triennial 2001; 2012 Silver Medal: International Poster Biennial Warsaw, Poland.

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        • 1970

        Prix de la Maison, Brno, Tschechoslowakia
        • 1976

        Gold Medal: German Postermuseum, Essen
        • 1980

        Gold Medal: International Poster Biennial Warschau, Poland
        • 1981

        Edwin-Scharff-Price from Free and Hansecity Hamburg
        • 1981

        Bronze Medal: International Postercompetition, Fort Collins, USA
        • 1982

        First Price of Japanese Graphik Designer for Posterdesign, Tokio, Japan
        • 1982

        First Price and Second Price for Best Poster in Berlin
        • 1984

        Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Silver Medal, Essen
        • 1987

        Silver Medal of ArtDirectors Club, New York
        • 1990

        Henri deToulouse-Lautrec GoldMedal, Essen
        • 1990

        Gold Medal: International Poster Biennial Warschau, Poland
        • 1993

        Merrit Award of Art Directors Club, New York
        • 1994

        Silver Medal: Brno, Tschechoslowakia
        • 2000

        Special Price: Design Center Nordrhein-Westphalia
        • 2001

        Silver Medal: Sexta Bienal International del Cartel en Mexico
        • 2002

        Silver Medal: Hongkong International Poster Triennial 2001
        • 2007

        Award Cultural: Colorado State University, USA