Swiss Grand Prix for Automobiles – Berne
Artist: Kaspar Ernst Graf
Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″
About this poster
The first Bern Grand Prix car race took place in 1934 on the Bremgarten circuit. The winner was the German Hans Stuck, heralding a new era in racing dominated by the German “Silver Arrow” race cars. The poster for the 1934 Grand Prix was commissioned from the as-yet unknown graphic designer Kaspar Ernst Graf from Bern. Graf drew inspiration from the Italian futurists for his design, creating a masterpiece of Art Deco: the close chase between the stylised cars, a red Maserati and a Bugatti, the glimpse of the Bern Minster tower and the Bernese Oberland mountains in the background, and the dynamic use of the colours grey, blue and red give this poster a highly dramatic effect.
- Poster No.: 4837
- Printer: Polygraphische Gesellschaft Laupen-Bern
- Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″
- Printing technique:Lithograph in colours
Very good condition. Picture preserved. Wrinkles and small tears, if any, restricted to edges. Mounted on acid-free linen.
- Publications:Museum für Gestaltung Zürich - Poster Collection 31 - Stop Motion
Swiss Sport Posters
Werbestil 1930 -1940. Die alltägliche Bildsprache eines Jahrzehnts.