Fritz Bühler

Fritz Bühler was born to a Basel printer’s family in 1909 and died in a tragic accident in Colmar, France in 1963. He studied at art schools in Basel, Berlin and Paris and got his first job at the age of twenty as a graphic designer for Publicitas AG. In 1933, Bühler opened his own graphic design studio in Basel, which attained international renown after the Second World War. Fritz Bühler’s work as a graphic designer, illustrator, painter and advertiser for large national and international companies is well known. In his decorative style, sometimes using abstract elements, he created very successful advertising campaigns. He employed some important graphic designers such as Ruodi Barth and Celestino Patti and was a co-founder of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).

Posters by Fritz Bühler