The A5 series is intended as a growing archive on graphic design. Each volume introduces outstanding personalities and important themes from the history of international graphic design, with numerous illustrations, essays and interviews. A5 is a cooperation between the labor visuell in the desgin department at the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf and Lars Müller Publishers. Born in 1925 in Nieder-Mois/Schlesien, the graphic artist Hans Hillmann is one of Germany’s most important poster designers and illustrators. With his posters after the Second World War, he was one of the first to be honored with the most important graphic design awards, including the Grand-Prix-Toulouse- Lautrec/Paris. As a professor of graphic design whose teaching career spanned more than thirty years, he had a formative influence on entire generations of designers. His illustrations were used by publishers and magazines (including F.A.Z.-Magazin) for years.