About this poster
Alois Carigiet created a brilliant design to promote summer tourism in the Engadine in his home canton of the Grisons: an ice pick and walking stick are propped against a fountain and a little posy of pretty Alpine flowers lies on the edge of the trough. These items suggest the unseen presence of thirsty hikers taking a break to drink from the cool, fresh glacier water, whose surface reflects the blue sky and a snow-capped mountain. Closer inspection of the fountain reveals a carving of the Grisons’ heraldic animal, an Alpine ibex.
Artist: Alois Carigiet
The graphic designer, painter and illustrator Alois Carigiet was born in Trun (Grisons) in 1902 and came to Chur with his family in 1911. After finishing an apprenticeship as a stage painter in Chur, he went to work for a renowned graphic design studio in Zurich from 1923 to 1927. In 1927 he opened his own studio in Zurich, where he spent the next 12 years doing graphic design commissions for tourism, consumer goo... more
The graphic designer, painter and illustrator Alois Carigiet was born in Trun (Grisons) in 1902 and came to Chur with his family in 1911. After finishing an ...
- Poster No.: 3343
- Company: Schweizerische Verkehrszentrale, SVZ - Schweizerische Zentrale für Verkehrsförderung, SZV - Swiss National Tourist Office, Zurich, CH
- Printer: Graphische Anstalt J. E. Wolfensberger AG, Zürich, CH
- Size: 102 x 64 cm / 40.2 x 25.2″
- Printing technique:Lithograph in colours
Excellent condition. Picture preserved completely.
- Publications:Alois Carigiet
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