Artist: Storm P.
Print: Offset lithography (Print: FM Copenhagen press)
Dimensions: 18.1 x 25.2 in (46 x 64 cm).
Condition: Very good condition - a bit of transparent adhesive tape in the corners - please see pictures.
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"You run the risk that the wind turns" - so says this humors cartoon poster by Storm P. which also works as an ad for the SDS Savings and (at that time) the newly open Storm P. Museum in Frederiksberg, Denmark (which opened in 1977).
The poster shows different utilization of wind power in an almost impossible way. It is clear to the eye that these wind power transportation will never function in reality - these impossible machines are the most well known signature of Storm P.
Storm P. (1882-1949) was a Danish cartoonist, writer, animator, illustrator, painter and humorist. He is known almost exclusively by his pen name Storm P. but his real name was Robert Storm Petersen.
Storm P. left about 60,000 drawings and 100 paintings of varied quality. His drawings are very often illustrated jokes, or series of a theme besides artist sketches. Among his favorite themes are the vagabonds – who are portrayed as grotesquely dressed-up petty philosophers – and the circus milieu that he regarded with much warmth.
He is perhaps best known for his Storm P machines, comic drawings of machines that perform very simple tasks through an unnecessarily complex and usually humorous series of actions. Other cartoonists who are known for similar machine drawings are Rube Goldberg and Heath Robinson. Besides that, he illustrated many books, often written by congenial authors – Mark Twain, Jerome K. Jerome and G. K. Chesterton, among others.
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