About this poster
The 1954 World Cup finals were the fifth edition of the most important tournament for national football teams, which took place in Switzerland from 16 June to 4 July 1954, and the first to be officially called the World Cup. For the first time, the matches were broadcast directly on television and about 90 million people watched them in front of about four million black-and-white TV sets. This dynamic poster by Werner Weiskönig from 1954 is a sought-after rarity.
Artist: Werner Weiskönig
Werner Weiskönig was born in 1907 in Chemnitz, Germany and lived in St. Gallen, Switzerland until his death in 1982. From 1924 to 1927 he studied applied arts in St. Gallen before continuing his studies from 1930 to 1931 at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf. From 1934 he lived in St. Gallen and worked as a commercial artist and exhibition builder among other things, and designed murals and stained-glass windows for ... more
Werner Weiskönig was born in 1907 in Chemnitz, Germany and lived in St. Gallen, Switzerland until his death in 1982. From 1924 to 1927 he studied applied ar ...
- Poster No.: 4835
- Printer: J.C. Müller AG, Zürich
- Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″
- Printing technique:Lithograph in colours
- Publications:50 Jahre Schweizer Plakate, ausgezeichnet vom Eidg. Dep. des Innern - 50 years Swiss Posters selected by the Federal Department of Home Affairs