About this poster
In the 1930s the gifted poster designer Alex W. Diggelmann created numerous posters for sport and transport advertising which are among the most impressive in Swiss poster art. This rare, unique stone lithograph from 1939 for the fashionable Engadine tourist resort of Pontresina features Diggelmann's typical clear, figurative style. „Further towards Italy, Pontresina is almost an extension of St. Moritz, only 7 km away. Diggelmann’s jumper in mid-flight soars as high as a bird-flying in style“ Jenny de Gex
Artist: Alex Walter Diggelmann
Swiss artist Alex Walter Diggelmann (1902-1987) won three medals in art competitions of the Olympic Games. He was trained as a primary school and art teacher. After studying in Paris and Leipzig, he worked as a commercial artist in Zurich and designed numerous posters for sports and transport. From 1939, he was an art teacher in Zurich. His posters were characterised by a clear, figurative style.
Swiss artist Alex Walter Diggelmann (1902-1987) won three medals in art competitions of the Olympic Games. He was trained as a primary school and art teacher. ...
- Poster No.: 4276
- Company: Verkehrsverein Pontresina, CH
- Printer: Gebr. Fretz AG, Zürich
- Size: 101.5 x 65 cm / 40 x 25.6″
- Printing technique:Stone lithograph in colours
Very good condition. Picture preserved. Wrinkles and small tears, if any, restricted to edges. Mounted on acid-free Japanese vellum.
- Publications:Die Kunst des Skifahrens
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