Drawing, Poster Design for The Lodger by Alfred Hitchcock
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Museum of Modern Art as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.
An early enthusiast of the cinema, Kauffer also found professional opportunities in the field. He cofounded and designed the logo for the Film Society in London in 1925. The organization was responsible for introducing much of the British public to modern experimental film. After the distributor held up the release of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent thriller The Lodger, Kauffer was hired to design the main titles and the intertitles between scenes, setting a menacing tone to the story of a serial killer in London.
It is credited
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist, 1939.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 74.3 × 55.2 cm (29 1/4 × 21 3/4 in.)