About this poster
Quite a cute and remarkable object poster by the famous Basel poster designer Peter Birkhauser, who had a strong passion for a graphic style of precision and the difficult airbrush technique. Birkhäuser created a few remarkable and unique object posters for the shoe brand BATA during and after Second World War. Like most of Birkhauser‘s object posters, this one was printed in the lithograph technique and has brilliant colors and richness in textures which achieved to make the shoe look real. The Air-Ba summer sandalettes were produced in a rubber technique to use in the water and were famous in the fifthies to wear by children. The „Armbrust“ or „Arbalette“ logotype was used at the time to promote Swiss Quality.
Artist: Peter Birkhäuser
Peter BIRKHÄUSER was born in Basel in 1911 and died there in 1976. He studied at the Basel School of Design and apprenticed in the studio of Niklaus Stoecklin before setting out on his own as a poster designer. In 1934 he designed a poster for PKZ (featuring a large button) that became famous and earned him a deserved and lasting legacy within the poster world. His best designs are meticulous reflections of the S... more
Peter BIRKHÄUSER was born in Basel in 1911 and died there in 1976. He studied at the Basel School of Design and apprenticed in the studio of Niklaus Stoeckli ...
- Poster No.: 1394
- Company: Bata Schuh AG, Möhlin, CH
- Brand:BATA Schuhe / Shoes
- Printer: Wassermann AG, Basel, CH
- Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″
- Printing technique:Lithograph in colours
Excellent condition. Picture preserved completely. Wrinkles and small tears, if any, restricted to edges. Mounted on acid-free Japanese vellum.