Martinus Hougaard

1897 - 1956

For most of his career, Martinus Hougaard, also known as Tinus, was affiliated with the Social Democratic press, and from the 1920s he worked for the Aarhus newspaper, Demokraten, as a draughtsman and art critic. During World War II, Martinus Hougaard carried on his own bitter fight against Nazism. He illustrated a large number of books and leaflets. In the field of posters, he is best known for his advertisements for various products, normally with quite simple lines, and often with humour.