Switzerland – Travelling by Airplane DC-2, Herbert Matter
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Switzerland – Travelling by Airplane DC-2

Artist: Herbert Matter
Year: 1936
Size: 103 x 64 cm / 40.6 x 25.2″

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With the acquisition of the new large carrier in 1935, the Douglas DC-2, Swissair could now transport 14 passengers and operate in more frequent routes all year long. The very rare and impressive avantgarde photomontage poster of Herbert Matter was created 1936 for the Swiss National Tourist Office in various languages and versions: in a most grandiouse representation of the DC-2, Matter set the aircraft in the the breath-taking scenery of the Bernina snow-covered mountains with the exciting Piz Palü. Take attention of the later reproduction of Swissair in the 80s.

Artist: Herbert Matter

Born 1907 in Engelberg, died 1984 in New York. Herbert Matter was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva from 1923 to 1925 and at the Académie Moderne in Paris (by Léger) between 1928 and 1929.
In Paris, he worked with A.M. Cassandre on posters, with Le Corbusier (Jeanneret) on architecture and exhibition design, and with Deberny & Peignot as a photographer and typographer until 1932, the year h... more

Born 1907 in Engelberg, died 1984 in New York. Herbert Matter was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva from 1923 to 1925 and at the Académie Modern ...

e in Paris (by Léger) between 1928 and 1929.
In Paris, he worked with A.M. Cassandre on posters, with Le Corbusier (Jeanneret) on architecture and exhibition design, and with Deberny & Peignot as a photographer and typographer until 1932, the year h... more
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