Olma St. Gall – Swiss Fair for Agriculture and Nutrition, Hans Falk
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Olma St. Gall – Swiss Fair for Agriculture and Nutrition

Artist: Hans Falk
Year: 1959
Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″

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One of the characteristics that distinguishes Swiss posters from those in other countries is that painters were regularly invited to design posters, thus images promoting tourism, public events and even political organizations bear some of the most notable Swiss artistic signatures. Hans Falk's unique style is immediately recognizable in posters. More of an illustrator and painter than a poster designer, it turns out that his brilliant sense of layout works marvellously in the large poster format. Here with energetic strokes and vivid colors he applies his knowledge of graphic design (which he studied for a while) and comes up with two vivid peasant scenes. Olma is the annual Swiss Fair for Agriculture and Nutrition held in St. Gallen

Artist: Hans Falk

Hans Falk was born in Zurich in 1918. He studied at the Lucerne School of Applied Arts and then completed an apprenticeship as a graphic designer while attending the Zurich School of Applied Arts. In 1942 he designed his first poster, entitled “Ferien” (holidays). This was the start of Hans Falk’s career as one of the best Swiss poster artists of his time.
From 1950 to 1955, Falk taught at the the Zuri... more

Hans Falk was born in Zurich in 1918. He studied at the Lucerne School of Applied Arts and then completed an apprenticeship as a graphic designer while atten ...

ding the Zurich School of Applied Arts. In 1942 he designed his first poster, entitled “Ferien” (holidays). This was the start of Hans Falk’s career as one of the best Swiss poster artists of his time.
From 1950 to 1955, Falk taught at the the Zuri... more
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