Rheinbrücke Basle, Peter Birkhäuser
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Rheinbrücke Basle

Artist: Peter Birkhäuser
Year: 1943
Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″

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A remarkable object poster for the former Basler Store Rheinbrücke by the talentend Basel poster designer Peter Birkhauser - a masterpiece in a hyper-realistic style. This piece perfectly captures Birkhauser’s passion for precision in graphic style, brilliant colours, richness of textures and airbrushing technique. Birkhauser had a passion for this style, perhaps because it appealed to their love of precision, but also because the message although without copy could be understood by everyone - not a simple task in a period of WWII, since housewifes could only afford the absolute neccesaties. It is quite a task to find better advertising than the "object posters" created in Basel in the '40s and '50s by Niklaus Stoecklin, Peter Birkhauser and later by Herbert Leupin. These delightful posters were perfect to promote a unique selling proposition with a message which could be understood by everyone.

Artist: Peter Birkhäuser

Peter BIRKHÄUSER was born in Basel in 1911 and died there in 1976. He studied at the Basel School of Design and apprenticed in the studio of Niklaus Stoecklin before setting out on his own as a poster designer. In 1934 he designed a poster for PKZ (featuring a large button) that became famous and earned him a deserved and lasting legacy within the poster world. His best designs are meticulous reflections of the S... more

Peter BIRKHÄUSER was born in Basel in 1911 and died there in 1976. He studied at the Basel School of Design and apprenticed in the studio of Niklaus Stoeckli ...

n before setting out on his own as a poster designer. In 1934 he designed a poster for PKZ (featuring a large button) that became famous and earned him a deserved and lasting legacy within the poster world. His best designs are meticulous reflections of the S... more
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