Hausers Hotel Der Munchen
Hohlweins more than one thousand posters made German Gebrauchsgraphik (commercial art) a leading force of poster design in the 1920s and 1930s. His special way of applying colors, letting them dry at different times, and printing one on top of the other, producing modulations of shading, has often been copied, but never equaled. He belonged to no school or group, his art and personality are an unprecedented phenomenon in the history of German poster art. His full command is evidenced in this elegant couple enjoying a cocktail in the bar of the prestigious Reichsadler Hotel, one of Munichs finest. In this rate Hohlwein, the womans flaming coif provides the ideal contrast for her evenings escort, a shadowy gentleman suffused in purple intrigue.