Helmut Jahn: State of Illinois Center / James R Thompson Center Chicago poster


Artist: Helmut Jahn

This rather fab poster celebrates Helmut Jahn's postmodern 80s masterstroke: the State of Illinois Centre, Chicago, these days known as the James R. Thompson Center.

Jahn (1940 -2021) found inspiration in the work of Mies van der Rohe, but wasn't obsessed with sticking to the doctrine of modernism.  His architectural style shifted towards postmodernism with hi-tec details and the building on this poster established his reputation in 1985.  The project garnered attention worldwide and led to him being nicknamed 'Flash Gordon'!

Approximate dimensions: 68.7 x 100cm