This original poster by Matt Hood was months in the making and has become a sought-after souvenir among the lucky Americans who have gotten to – at least briefly – call Wiesbaden home.
All prints are locally printed and then hand signed and individually numbered. No two are the same.
This vertical version of the poster features six separate views of our gorgeous spa town. Clockwise from top left, the Russian Orthodox Church — known locally as the Griechische Kapelle — stands sentinel in the hills north of the town. The Kurhaus has drawn generations worth of visitors to its calming and rejuvenating parkland setting. The imposing Marktkirche, which survived Allied bombing in WWII, is center stage in Wiesbaden’s main square. One of main gateways to Wiesbaden, the Hauptbahnhof stands amid verdant settings. Luisenplatz is home to the city’s oldest Catholic Church, St. Bonifatius and an equestrian statue that honors those how died fighting Napoleon. And finally, the classical 19th-century Nerobergbahn funicular still takes visitors up to the heights of Neroberg for impressive views of all of Wiesbaden.
Matt Hood a freelance illustrator and publication designer. His company, Graphics Without Borders, is driven by the idea that exquisite illustration and delightful design have no boundaries. They don't stop at the state line or the date line. Now living near Frankfurt, Germany, Matt was born and raised near Kansas City, Missouri. He left the Midwest after college and has since lived and worked in Washington, D.C.; Moscow, Russia; Paris, France; and now Wiesbaden, Germany. Each new location – and cultural immersion – has informed and influenced Matt's work. His current passion project is the creation of modern versions of early-20th-century railroad posters featuring places where he has lived or traveled. He is also keen to create editorial illustrations for magazines and newspapers.