more covers by Trier
for LILLIPUT magazine.
article 1949 on Trier's covers
article 1952 on his last work
and the Detectives 1931
Lilliput was started before 1939 by Stefant Lorant and others, as
a pocket size publication with a radical anti-Nazi platform.
Its photographs and art work were emphasised rather than fiction
and poetry. Its features were often excitingly designed. As it
contained some winsome images of nude women, it was suitable
for quick concealment by men on sentry duties during the War.
Of particular interest are the photo-essays by Bill Brandt for
Trier had settled in Britain after a career in the graphic arts in
Berlin. He had worked for Simplicissimus and as a
map and stage designer. His bright colourful covers were a popular
feature of the magazine (see Graphis No.22 1948).
He died in Canada in 1951
Walter Trier is probably best know for his stylish and very simple black
and white illustrations to Erich Kaestner's books for children. Emil appeared
as an illustrated text on several occasions - the first English edition
was in 1931, about the same time as the German First. I also like that
version by SAX published in London by the Heirloom Library c1955.see
covers - an illustration to Emile and the Detectives
to Trier's illustrated Brer
c1950, 15 x20cms
Puffin Picture Book