Aage Rasmussen

20.10.1913 – 11.11.1975

In 1942 Aage Rasmussen passed the Drawing Society's (Tegnerforbundet) examination for commercial artists after he had studied at the Technical Society's school and the Danish Design School, and then worked as a commercial artist at the Bergenholz Bureau. Aage Rasmussen has drawn a wealth of forceful posters, and is a leading poster designer internationally as well as in Denmark. His great idol was the Ukrainian-French poster artist, Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, better known as Cassandre (1901-1968). Both expressed themselves in a voluminous idiom, gathering up the point of the poster in a single dominant element. Aage Rasmussen is best known for his advertising posters and posters for Danish Railways. He made his breakthrough in 1937 with his Express Train poster.