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The Kellerdoscope

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A drawing made by Rolf Keller in 1926. Above the name it shows Rolf Keller’s Logo, the numbers 2 and 4 merged together, referring to 1924 when he started his business as a graphics designer. I guess it is a pen drawing “colorized” with black watercolor or India ink using a brush, but I cannot tell for sure. I don’t know what kind of paper it is. It looks like packing paper, but it is behind glass and the frame is sealed and I don’t want to risk opening it. I received this drawing as a birthday gift in 2008. By clicking on the picture, you can get an enlarged version.

The original German title of this drawing (reported to me by my mother) is “Die Langholzfuhre”. “Langholz” means timber or lumber, “Fuhre” is a truck load.

I like the way the impression of hard work, both by the horses with…

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