Historical information

This advertising card was designed by Slawa Horowitz-Duldig. It was printed by 'Frisch, Wein 1'. Slawa undertook a number of sculpture commissions after graduating from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien (Viennese Academy of Art) where she studied under Professor Hans Bitterlich from 1925-1929. She also undertook design commissions such as this card for the Cosmetic Institute which sold beauty creams. Reminiscent of the work of Austrian painter, designer and ceramic artist Berthold Löffler, in Slawa’s card her stylish typography, colour and design unite to create a unique work.


This is an example of Austrian graphic design work between the wars and is of historical and artistic significance.

Physical description

Grey card front with print of single tone line stylised drawing of woman with red lips holding flowers - inside printed inscription in grey and red highlights

Inscriptions & markings

Back logo - Printer's name (Frisch, Wien, 1) and artist's name ( S Duldig) credited