Katharina Plass | BPB timeline poster – German history
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Katharina Plass, Design, Art Direction, Illustration, Corporate Design, Design Concepts, Visual Language
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About This Project

Timeline poster – German history


The Federal Agency for Civic Education (BPB) has a mandate from the German Federal Ministry of the Interior to realize a spectrum of publications aiming to explain political concepts and interdependencies.


We developed a successful series of timeline posters for use in secondary education.


Established authors and historians compile the texts, which are subsequently visualized by Leitwerk. A thorough understanding of the subject matter is essential in order to develop these visuals, which support and complete the written words.


The series was kicked off with the German history from the start of World War I in 1914 to the reunification in 1990. This was followed by timelines on the history of the European Union, voting rights and the fall of the Berlin Wall.


For this first poster I developed the images, illustrated them and finally did a composing, including works from other illustrators from Leitwerk (Ilka Helmig, Ivana Jovic, Nadine Magner, Cornelia Pistorius, Friederike Schlenz, Anika Takagi, Carolin Zorn).


BPB – Die Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung


Leitwerk, Büro für Kommunikation


Katharina Plass,
Ramona Sekula

Conceptual Design, Illustration, Poster Series