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John Heartfield Book Art – Dust Jackets: 1925 – 1927

A growing portfolio compilation of John Heartfield’s (Helmut Herzfeld) art for book covers. Many were published by Malik-Verlag, the publishing house that was a joint venture of John and his brother, Wieland Herzfelde (Wieland Herzfeld). If you would like to add a book to this portfolio, please WRITE TO THE CURATOR.

1927 Magazine Cover

1927 Magazine Cover

Der fall Sacco und Vanzetti

1927 Sinclair, Upton

1927 Sinclair, Upton

Nach der Sintflut

1926 Becher, Johannes R

1926 Becher, Johannes R

Das erwachende china

1926 Wittfogel, Kal August

1926 Wittfogel, Kal August

Leviste oder Der einzig gerecht Krieg

1925 Sinclair, Upton

1925 Sinclair, Upton

Nach der Sintflut

1925 Schultz, Franz

1925 Schultz, Franz

Eros

1925 Policy Yearbook

1925 Policy Yearbook

JJahrbuch für Politik Wirtschaft Arbeiterbewegung

1925 Sinclair, Upton

1925 Sinclair, Upton

Die Metropole

1925 Sinclair, Upton

1925 Sinclair, Upton

Die Wechsler



JOHN HEARTFIELD BOOK ART : GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR BOOK COVERS


From 1912 until shortly before his death in 1968, John Heartfield graphic design ( photomontage or collage ) for book covers pushed the envelope of publishing graphic design.

The German Dada artist revolutionized typography. Heartfield made the typography a visual element of the graphic design.

Heartfield book covers were among the very first to use the book dust jacket to tell a story that moved from the front cover to the back cover.

His graphic designs that grace the interior of his collaboration with the Kurt Tucholsky on Deutschland, Deutschland, über alles. Those photomontagews helped make Tucholsky’s satiric book an instant classic of German literature.

It’s well documented that often Malik-Verlag publishing customers bought books simply because they wanted to own the Heartfield book jacket covers. Reading the book was an option.