chicago the town that van der rohe built
First released in 1966, this stunning poster was created by John Rieben for Container Corporation of America’s Chicago Cultural Communication Project. Set in Helvetica over a gray ground, Mr. Rieben’s poster is a modernist panegyric to the architectual visionaries that shaped Chicago. Each name resonates as a girder within a typographic edifiice. While calling direct attention to Mies Van der Rohe, homage is given to a number of other luminaries – some more familiar than others.
The poster is a must for any architectural aficianado or admirer of Chicago.
Flatmade, in collaboration with Mr. Rieben, is releasing the print in a numbered edition of 100. The posters were printed by Montreal’s Communications Imprimées Bellemare, a leader in silk screen printing.
These prints are large and gorgeous. Here is your chance to own a piece of history.
- Limited-edition, exclusive to flatmade
- Hand-printed serigraph (silkscreen)
- Printed on heavyweight archival paper
- Dimensions: 35 x 50 inches
About the designer
John Rieben (born 1935) is an internationally recognized graphic designer whose career has included serving as the Manager of Design at the Container Corporation of America, Director of Communications at Raychem Corporation and Vice-President and Creative Director at Mobium/RR Donnelley. Mr. Rieben has taught graphic design at the university level and is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Mr. Rieben’s work is in several prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art. Mr. Rieben’s designs have been featured in a number of publications including Who’s Who in Graphic Arts and Steven Bateman’s 2011 book Symbol.