APA 6th Edition Idžojtić, M. (2015). Osječki tiskar i grafički dizajner Eugen Sekler. Peristil, 58 (1), 107-115. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/157234
MLA 8th Edition Idžojtić, Marija. "Osječki tiskar i grafički dizajner Eugen Sekler." Peristil, vol. 58, no. 1, 2015, pp. 107-115. https://hrcak.srce.hr/157234. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition Idžojtić, Marija. "Osječki tiskar i grafički dizajner Eugen Sekler." Peristil 58, no. 1 (2015): 107-115. https://hrcak.srce.hr/157234
Harvard Idžojtić, M. (2015). 'Osječki tiskar i grafički dizajner Eugen Sekler', Peristil, 58(1), pp. 107-115. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/157234 (Accessed 20 October 2021)
Vancouver Idžojtić M. Osječki tiskar i grafički dizajner Eugen Sekler. Peristil [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2021 October 20];58(1):107-115. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/157234
IEEE M. Idžojtić, "Osječki tiskar i grafički dizajner Eugen Sekler", Peristil, vol.58, no. 1, pp. 107-115, 2015. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/157234. [Accessed: 20 October 2021]
Abstracts The paper presents a segment of the oeuvre of Eugen Sekler, a forgotten printmaker and graphic designer from Osijek educated at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna and at the Akademie für graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig, where he studied under Professor Georg Belwe, a typographer and graphic designer highly renowned across Europe.
Sekler’s example demonstrates that graphic design as a new discipline had its foundations in the printing trade, from which it detached due to the new demands of industry and mass media and in combination with the designer sensibility of certain individuals.
In the context of the history of Croatian graphic design, Sekler is distinguished not only by the quality of his education as a graphic artist, but also by his interest for the then still marginal areas of visual communications design which arose through collaboration between designers and industry – design of signs and logos, packaging and advertisements, as well as complete visual identities for craftsmen and industrialists in Zagreb and Osijek. He also made a significant contribution to the design of books and commercial vignettes. The modernist concept of Sekler’s graphic design is evident in his concise expressionist graphic and typographic interventions, but it mostly corresponds to Art Deco vocabulary.
In Croatian museums there is only one catalogued work attributed to Eugen Sekler, preserved in the Collection of Graphic Design of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb.
Eugen Sekler’s prominent position in the history of Croatian graphic design is indicated by his participation in international exhibitions of applied arts – the Exposition Internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes in Paris in 1925 and the International Book Fair in Leipzig in 1927.