About this poster
A very rare and stunning object poster by the famous Basel poster designer Peter Birkhäuser for the former Bülach glass factory (today the company’s name is Vetropack). The Swiss used to preserve fruit in these glass jars to serve to their families during the hard winter months. Birkhäuser had a strong passion for a graphic style of precision, for brilliant colors, a richness in texture, and used the difficult airbrush technique in lithograph printing. This poster is an example of how he succeeded in making an object or a product look real. Just concentrate on the contrasts in the picture: the soft curves of the pear, the streamlined metallic handle and cool smoothness of the green jar to maximum effect. The trompe-l'oeil technique is heightened by the remarkable reflection in the glass.
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 Stoeckl ...
- Poster No.: 2129
- Company: Glashütte Bülach (Vetropack), Bülach, CH
- Brand:BÜLACH (heute / now Vetropack), CH
- Printer: Bender Paul, Zollikon
- Size: 127.8 x 90 cm / 50.3 x 35.4″
- Printing technique:Stone lithograph in colours
Excellent condition. Picture preserved completely.
up to CHF4000 / EUR 4000 / USD 4000 (recommended price)