About this poster
The typographic design on this sale poster for PKZ by Otto Baumberger is bold and unique. This humorous, effective advertisement is a fine example of the Art Deco style, although it was somewhat controversial at the time. The master tailors’ association was affronted and declared in a press release that ‘the PKZ mocked and ridiculed an entire profession with this rude piece of advertising’.
Artist: Otto Baumberger
Otto Baumberger was born in Zurich in 1889. He served an apprenticeship as a lithographer and took courses at the Zurich Art School (Kunstgewerbeschule) from 1905 to 1907. After that, he studied at the Art Schools of Munich and Paris until 1910. From 1911 to 1913, he worked at the printing company J.E. Wolfensberger as a draughtsman and artistic director. Then, until the start of the First World War, he had his ow... more
Otto Baumberger was born in Zurich in 1889. He served an apprenticeship as a lithographer and took courses at the Zurich Art School (Kunstgewerbeschule) from ...
- Poster No.: 3398
- Company: PKZ Burger-Kehl & Co. AG, Zürich, CH
- Brand:PKZ Burger-Kehl, CH
- Printer: Graphische Anstalt J. E. Wolfensberger AG, Zürich, CH
- Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″
- Printing technique:Stone lithograph in colours
Excellent. Picture preserved completely. Wrinkles and small tears, if any, restricted to edges. Mounted on acid-free linen.
- Publications:Museum für Gestaltung Zürich - Poster Collection 18 - Otto Baumberger
Reihe Schweizer Plakatgestalter 4 - Otto Baumberger 1889 - 1961
So nicht! Umstrittene Plakate in der Schweiz 1883-2009