Category: 20th / 21st century

16. November 2017

20th / 21st century | Series: Swiss Graphic Design

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Art & cuisine

Food and drink played a central role in the life and work of the painter, commercial artist, “Nebelspalter” magazine caricaturist, book artist and legendary artists’ masked balls decorator Willi Rieser.

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6. November 2017

20th / 21st century | Series: Swiss Graphic Design

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New movie posters for Zurich

The works of the Lucerne graphic designer Paul Brühwiler were virtually omnipresent on Zurich’s cultural billboards for almost 20 years, achieving cult status. Even in the office of the director of the Film Podium they were not safe from thieves.

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30. October 2017

20th / 21st century | Series: Swiss Graphic Design

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Celebrating Donald Brun’s 108th birthday

Donald Brun was born in Basel on 30/10/1909, exactly 108 years ago today. Since Brun completed his apprenticeship as an advertising illustrator in 1930, the techniques and tools have changed. Yet his posters are still understood today and some humour is timeless.

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27. October 2017

20th / 21st century | Series: Swiss Graphic Design

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“Take Knorrli with you!”

It’s Knorrli’s 70th birthday! The chipper wee chap with his round face and red pointed cap is one of the best-known figures in Swiss advertising.

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11. October 2017

20th / 21st century | Economy

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A near miss – the story of a banknote

A near miss: the story of a banknote that almost made it into every Swiss person’s wallet.

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