Zurich Museum of Design – The Film, Josef Müller-Brockmann
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Zurich Museum of Design – The Film

Artist: Josef Müller-Brockmann
Year: 1959
Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″

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With these works as well as with his theoretical publications, Müller-Brockmann proved to be one of the protagonists of the international Swiss style, along with Armin Hofmann from Basel. This strove for a clear and structured design even of complex contents. Distracting elements were avoided, the eye was to be directed to the important contents through great clarity and care. Through the influence of the trade schools in Zurich and Basel, the style became widespread and enduring.

Artist: Josef Müller-Brockmann

Josef Müller-Brockmann, born in 1914 and died in 1996 in Switzerland

In 1930, he started a traineeship as a graphic designer which he quit in 1932. In 1934, he started working as a freelance designer and illustrator in Zurich.
In 1936 he opened his graphic design studio, became a professor in 1957 and in 1959 he founded and became the co-editor of „New Graphic Design“ with Richard Paul Lohse, Ha... more

Josef Müller-Brockmann, born in 1914 and died in 1996 in Switzerland

In 1930, he started a traineeship as a graphic designer which he quit in 1932. ...

In 1934, he started working as a freelance designer and illustrator in Zurich.
In 1936 he opened his graphic design studio, became a professor in 1957 and in 1959 he founded and became the co-editor of „New Graphic Design“ with Richard Paul Lohse, Ha... more
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