Struwwelpeter – Shock-headed Peter. Just look at him! there he stands, With his nasty hair and hands. See! his nails are never cut; They are grimed as black as soot; And the sloven, I declare, Never once has combed his hair; Anything to me is sweeter, than to see Shock-headed Peter. (taken from the book Struwwelpeter/ Shock – Headed Peter)
PPP – Populäre Propaganda Presse. PPP was a small creative poster venture coming out of Munich, and Düsseldorf in Germany. Indeed PPP was a german poster pioneer in music, political pop, erotic, lithography poster-art print, distribution, and publishing during this time. They were first introducing new trends from the meccas of music (Uk and USA) to Germany, and exporting young german poster art to the world. Some people say in every published poster of PPP is a deeper thought hidden behind. It was a mix of freedom, music, political statements, that expresses the published works of Populäre Propaganda Presse. PPP posters and prints are seldom and hardly around on the market. Especially the printing techniques and the strong color schemes they used at PPP are very supreme and unique. The idea of ‘printing is an art form’ was one of the secret laws of PPP publishing and distribution. Maybe ‘The Beatles’ poster edition by Richard Avedon was the most famous poster series by PPP, but looking closer into lesser known works of their published posters – it was just amazingly cool !
Vintage lithograph by the famous Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann. Struwwelpeter/ Shock – Headed Peter, is a rare original 1st edition silk screen print, and was published by PPP – Populäre Propaganda Presse in the late 1960’s in Germany.
This Lithograph is category A-. It might have tiny small cuts and bruises on the edges (the beauty of original vintage), which can be seen on the high res. pop-up image of the product.