DRAIFLESSEN Collection "trade marks and monograms"

Exhibition Lighting

Place: Mettingen

Category: Arts & Culture

With its first cabinet exhibition in the study room in Liberna, the Draiflessen Collection presented examples of the origin and variety of early printer's marks and artist's monograms. The personal signs, which at the end of the 15th century were a symbol of quality, a trademark and proof of origin at the same time, point to an intimate spiritual connection between the printer or artist and his work - and this at a time when copyright protection was not yet of importance. However, the desire for individual recognizability leads to the design of particularly beautiful, artistically and in terms of content independent and individually tailored "brand marks".

These often pictorial signs also reflect piety, striving and diligence, as well as professional pride, vanity, erudition, understanding of art, taste and the need for jewelry - as a selection of 25 incunabula, drawings and graphics from the Liberna Collection showed.

Location: Draiflessen Collection
Ausstellungsarchitektur: Michaelis Szenografie
Fotografie: Henning Rogge