Werner Labbé

Biography

Illustrations, posters, book jackets. Born 1909 in Rheydt, Rhineland. Trained as a lithographer, later studied in Paris, his work influenced by Toulouse-Lautrec. 1967: living in Neuss.

Writings about

    Heinz Held, ‘Werner Labbé’, Graphik, 1950, 3, pp. 254-6 Franz F. Denecke, ‘Fremdenwerbung der Städte’, Graphik, 1953, 7, pp. 363-73, esp. p. 369 (poster)
  • E. Hölscher, ‘Werner Labbé, Cologne’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Feb. 1957, pp. 2-9
  • E. Hölscher, ‘Werner Labbé’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1959, pp. 2-9
  • Erich Pfeiffer-Belli, ‘A world of calendars’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., May 1964, pp. 30-45.
  • brief biography, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Feb. 1952, p. 53 (WL designed the cover)
  • Eberhard Hölscher, ‘Publicity of the town of Cologne’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1953, pp. 24-7
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The best German posters of 1957’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1958, pp. 36-43
  • Erich Pfeiffer-Belli, ‘The advertising book-jacket’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Sept. 1960, pp. 8-17