Holger Matthies, Germany

AGI member since 1976

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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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    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