Official Graphic Art in Switzerland
Walter Bangerter & Armin Tschanen
Hans Peter Schudi (Preface)
Dr. Werner Kampen (Introduction)
Zurich: ABC Verlag
Text in German, French, and English.
25 x 25,5 cm
184 pages with over 250 examples of Swiss design, including one fold-out.
- Preface by Hans Peter Tscudi
- Introduction by Werner Kämpfen
- The Federal Office for Printed Matter & Material
- Swiss Federal Railways
- Swiss postal, telephone & telegraph authorities
- Swiss National Exhibition
- Swiss Industrial Fair, Basle
Comptoir Suisse, Lausanne
International Motor Show, Geneva
Olma, St. Gallen
- Swiss Transport Museum at Lucerne
- Swiss National Tourist Office
- Swiss Red Cross
Pestalozzi Children’s village
Swiss Central Office for Aid to Refugees
- Swiss Foundation “Pro Juventute”
- Inter-Cantonal National Lottery
Swissair Transport Company Ltd.
After the success of the first book published by ABC Verlag in this new collection about Graphic Design, Walter Bangerter, the author & designer of this book joined Armin Tschanen to write the challenger of Graphic art of a swiss town.
Same size, same layout and same way of spreading the content in separate and short chapters.
What remains interesting in this selction of graphic piece of art, is the homogeneity of the entire documents produced more than 50 years ago. A style without any decoration, a strong use of type, basic color scheme and a great sens of composition both on layout and photography.
Designers include Walter Amrein, Werner Andermatt, Herbert Auchli, Walter Bangerter, Franco Barberis, Kobi Baumgartner, Pascal Besson, Manfred Bingler, Rudolf Bircher, Donald Brun, Robert Buchler, Fritz Buhler, Fritz Butz, Gisela Buomberger, Calame-Affolter, Alois Carigiet, Andreas Cathomas, Werner Christen, Rene Creux, August Diener, Hansruedi Dorig, Hans Erni, Hans Falk, Franz Fassler, Hans Fischer, M. Frey-Surback, Michel Gallay, Richard Gerbig, Roland Gfeller-Corthesy, Rolf Gfeller, Philip Giegel, Rene Gilsi, Edwin Habegger, Walter Hafeli, Peter Hajnoczky, Jorg Hamburger, Hans Hartmann, Edi Hauri, Armin Hofmann, Godi Hofmann, Sita Jucker, Hans Kasser, Hans Knopfli, Alfred Koella, Hans Kuchler, Ruedi Kulling, Eugen and Max Lenz, Herbert Leupin, Margarete Lipps, Michel Martina, Martz + Buhlmann, Fred Mayer, Erhard Meier, Andre Melchior, Pierre Monnerat, Bruno Monnier, Solange Moser, H.P. Muhlemann, Werner Muhlemann, Fred Murer, Neukom + Binschewer, Freres Ongaro, P.A. Perret, Celestino Piatti, Fernand Rausser, Roth + Sauter, Jacques Rouillier, Rey, Alfred O. Sandmeier, Helen Sarasin, Beni Schalcher, Urs Schenker, Ulrich Schierle, Walter Schmid, Rolf Schmidt, Max Schneider, Fritz Schrag, Niklaus Schwabe, Hans Schwarzenbach, Fritz Seigner, Seigner + Kamm, Hugo Siegfried, Walter Sigg, Walter Speich, Heiri Steiner, Heinz Stieger, Hans Thoni, Fred Troller, A. Vetter, Carlo Vivarelli, H.P. Weber, A.B. Weider, Hugo Wetli, Werbeagentur Wild, Kurt Wirth, Beno Zehnder, and Mark Zeugin
Some work have been reviewed on our pages, like this booklet.
For some documents, illustration can take an important part. We have to remember that Switzerland is a complexe country devided in 3 different cultures: german, french and italian. The german influence brough rigidity: the Zurich touch. The other influences were more open to drawing and illustration, like Celestino Piatti or Kurt Wirth.
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Few copies can be found and mostly for a high price. I’m now selling my copy. Get in touch if you want more informations.