Josef Muller-Brockmann was a Swiss graphic designer, author and teacher who was born on May 9th 1914. He spent much of his life living and working in Zurich and studied a wide variety of topics including design, architecture and history of art. He apprenticed as a graphic designer to Walter Diggleman, a designer and advertising consultant. In 1936, he opened his own studio, which specialised in graphic design, photography and exhibitions.
I was asked to design two posters for a Botany Collection, a collections of plants and flowers, at the Natural History Museum in London. I was asked to create the posters using Adobe Illustrator and vector imaging. For this project I had to teach myself how to use the gradient mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator and manage my time effectively, each of these posters took many hours each. View the finished project here.
Swissted is an graphic design poster book that takes rock concert posters from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and remixes and reimagines them through a Swiss modernist lens. The result is some of the best poster designs I’ve ever seen!
Swissted is an ongoing project by graphic designer Mike Joyce, owner of Stereotype Design in New York City. Drawing from his love of punk rock and Swiss Modernism, two movements that have (almost) nothing to do with one another, Mike Joyce redesigned vintage punk, hardcore, new wave, and indie rock show flyers into International Typographic Style posters. (more…)