Poster Collection 29: Jörg Hamburger — Georg Staehelin


The first comprehensive tribute to Swiss designers Jörg Hamburger and Georg Staehelin. Connected by a passion for precision and detail, the two graduates of Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel share a creative attitude that continues and reformulates the legacy of Swiss Style. Their posters manifest a reduced expression, convincing in a poetic-sensuous manner while challenging intellectually. In particular the posters advertising exhibitions convey complex content via puristic and timeless form. The creations by Hamburger are characterized by a more pronounced adherence to tradition while Staehelin’s experimental openness often leads to surprising results. The joint works of the two reveal the mutual appreciation and fruitfulness of professional exchange—for instance, sensitively developed posters for the Museum für Gestaltung (Museum of Design) in Zurich reflect an inspiring combination of graphic design principles and a pure delight in creative design.

Includes an essay by Swiss architect, and former Museum für Gestaltung curator, Claude Lichtenstein.

Poster Collection is an ongoing series, which is realized in collaboration with the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich. All posters featured in the series are part of the archive of the museum. Every edition is devoted to a specific subject or designer. This edition is the first one dedicated to two artists.

Edited by Bettina Richter, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Designed by Integral Lars Müller

Published by Lars Müller, 2017

In English and German

Softcover, 96 pages, 100+ full color illustrations, 6.6 × 9.5 inches

ISBN: 978-3-03778-536-2

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