Gunther Kieser is a German graphic and sculptor. He is considered as one of the most important German designers of jazz and rock posters.
He graduated from the Arts and Crafts School in Offenbach am Main and he started his design career from 1949 as a freelance graphic designer. Until 1953 he joined studio with Hans Michel creating the agency Michel + Kieser which lasted for ten years.
From 1981 t0 1992 he was a professor of Visual Communication at UW Comprehensive University of Wuppertal. In 2002 he gained the honorary membership of German Designer Club Award. His works had appeared in the most famous museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
He managed to make music posters by visualizing the imaginary. “All of his work was done before the digital revolution,” said Hoffmann. “Everything was made by hand and taken by a good photographer.”
What made Kieser’s works of music poster so unique and popular are how it able to visualizing music to imagery so accurately and all of them look so different from each other yet kinda have the same aesthetic. His works were all done before the digital revolution( Handmade objects and taken by a good photographer) so you can see a lot of his experimenting within his work which made them look so fresh and lively.