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Wagner-Wahn

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Mar 24th, 2014. Artwork published in
May 2013
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    Wagner-Wahn 1
    Source: http://karlanders.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    On the occasion of the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner, Staatsoper Hamburg staged ten different operas by the German composer, all within a mere three weeks — “Wagner-Wahn” (Wagner Mania)!

    We wanted to show something very typical of Wagner. Since it was not possible to bring music to the print medium, we went for his crazy and brilliant librettos. His language simply is unmistakable and style-defining. […] Staging his words in this insane typography attracts attention. And that is our goal. — Claudia Fischer-Appelt of Karl Anders in an interview for PAGE 

    Wagner-Wahn 2
    Source: http://karlanders.de License: All Rights Reserved.
    The “Wahncard 200” is a tongue-in-cheek allusion to BahnCard 100, Deutsche Bahn’s bonus card for frequent train travellers.
    Source: http://karlanders.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    The “Wahncard 200” is a tongue-in-cheek allusion to BahnCard 100, Deutsche Bahn’s bonus card for frequent train travellers.

    Wagner-Wahn 4
    Source: http://karlanders.de License: All Rights Reserved.

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