For the non-German speakers out there (and that includes us if we’re honest) ‘design und werbung’ translates directly as ‘design and advertising’ and as you may have guessed this comes from Germany’s seventh largest city. A veritable powerhouse of business, finance and fashion, home to Kraftwerk and a rather large Japanese community – Düsseldorf.
We’ve yet to cast our eyes across the medium that is German advertising and when you look at what we’ve found here you have to wonder why. Maybe we’re imagining that we can feel a certain Germanic sense in some of this work or maybe we need to get out a bit more often – probably the latter.
Many thanks to Ideenstadt Düsseldorf – which translates to Idea City Düsseldorf, for letting us use these images.