Thursday, July 21, 2011

Joseph Muller-Brockman

An excerpt from "Graphic Design Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design tells this brief biography".
"Following studies at both University of Zurich and the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts), Josef Muller-Brockman apprenticed under designer Walter Diggelman before establishing his own studio in Zurich in 1936. Over his career he developed numerous projects in different industries, including his famed posters for the Tonhalle Gesellschaft Zurich, the signage system of Zurich's airport, and his appointment as the European design consultant for IBM– all of it in strict adherence to the International Typographic Style. Muller-Brockmann was also an avid educator, teaching at the Kunstgewerbeschule and at the Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Ulm, Germany. Along with Richard Paul Loshe, Hans Neuburg and Calo L. Vivarelli, he cofounded the journal Neue Grafik, which he co-edited for seven years.
Shown here Beethoven Poster, Switzerland 1955

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