Lars Müller Poster Collection

Yes! No! Swiss Posters for Democracy
Edited by Bettina Richter. Text by Jakob Tanner.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, poster campaigns have been a distinctive element of Swiss politics. This book reproduces posters from 1918 to the present.


Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786611
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 03/30/2021 In stock

En Vogue
Edited by Bettina Richter. Text by Elke Gaugele.

Advertising creates dream worlds, yet always simultaneously bears witness to its era. Both these tendencies are exemplified in fashion posters. Moving beyond the latest modish trends and beauty ideals, fashion posters reflect moral codes and >>more

Lars Müller Publishers/Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
ISBN 9783037786413
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 110 color.
Pub Date: 09/08/2020 In stock

Stop Motion
Edited by Bettina Richter. Text by Ellen Lupton.

The medium of the poster, by definition, combines images and text on a static, two-dimensional surface. But designers have always toyed with adding a third dimension, whether spatial or temporal, in order to capture and >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786017
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

Donald Brun
Essay by Jean-Charles Giroud.

By thinking conceptually and self-confidently within the parameters of the marketplace, Swiss graphic designer and co-founder of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) Donald Brun revealed the dubious morality of the good and beautiful poster. Brun was >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783907078532
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Pub Date: 02/02/2002 Not available

Hors-Sol: Poster Actions In Switzerland
Foreword by Bettina Richter, André Vladimir Heiz, Harald Szeemann. With contributions by A.V. Heiz, Harald Szeemann.

Hors-Sol is a record of poster actions conducted by the fine artists in public spaces from 1961 to today.


Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783907078549
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Pub Date: 03/02/2002 Not available

Armin Hofmann
Essay by Steven Heller. Foreword by Felix Studinka.

The Poster Collection of the Zurich Museum fur Gestaltung offers a record of the history of the poster, in Switzerland and worldwide, from its beginnings in the 19th century to its current existence. The collection >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037780046
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Pub Date: 08/02/2003 Not available

Black and White
Essay by Lars Müller. Foreword by Felix Studinka.

Color is rarely the sole focus of a poster, especially since color photography is a given component of most advertising. Thus it is often assumed that the graphic design world will always be brightly colored. >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037780145
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Pub Date: 12/02/2003 Not available

Ralph Schraivogel
Essay by Robert Massin. Foreword by Felix Studinka.

This eighth book in a series from the Poster Collection of the Zurich Museum fur Gestaltung focuses on the work of Ralph Schraivogel. Schraivogel was born in 1960 in Lucerne, Switzerland. He studied at the >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037780169
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Pub Date: 12/02/2003 Not available

Michael Engelmann
Foreword by Felix Studinka.

Straightforward photography, a restrained color scheme, simple texts set in a functional typeface: these are the formal elements that German graphic designer Michael Engelmann drew on to create an unmistakable pictorial language for posters. Engelmann >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037780398
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Pub Date: 11/02/2004 Not available

Essay by Claude Lichtenstein.

Even after the emergence of clean digital design, graphic artists still like to get their hands dirty. Poster Collection 11: Handmade, the latest in the series from the poster collection of the Zurich Museum fr >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037780534
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Pub Date: 08/15/2005 Not available

Catherine Zask
Contributions by Catherine de Smet, Henri Gaudin

One of the most innovative French graphic designers, Catherine Zask's posters have the elegance and coherence of DNA, and indeed she works with the building blocks of writing and communication--letters. Here, in Poster Collection 12, >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037780541
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Pub Date: 01/15/2006 Not available

Visual Strategies Against AIDS: International AIDS Prevention Posters
Essay by Nigel Barley. Foreword by Felix Studinka.

Ever since the AIDS epidemic struck, the health authority's task of educating the public has gained dramatically in significance. In many countries, the poster as medium of information was unknown before the advent of AIDS; >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783907078907
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Pub Date: 05/02/2003 Not available

Jörg Hamburger–Georg Staehelin
Edited by Bettina Richter. Text by Claude Lichtenstein.

Jörg Hamburger – Georg Staehelin, the 29th edition of the Poster Collection series, is the first comprehensive tribute to the same-named Swiss designers. Connected by a passion for precision and detail, the two graduates of >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037785362
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 101 color.
Pub Date: 01/23/2018 In stock

Text by Hans Höger.

This publication highlights the era between 1948 and 1970 as a turning pont for Swiss graphic artists, especially those stationed in Milan, as well as other great moments in design history. Equipped with an education >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037780794
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 117 images.
Pub Date: 10/20/2006 Out of stock

In Series
Text by Fabian Wurm.

Posters lend themselves perfectly to serial display. The mediation of the message and of the identity of the advertiser is supported by the effects of ecognition. However in contemporary advertising campaigns this awareness is only >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037782668
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Pbk, 9.5 x 6.5 in. / 96 pgs / 203 images.
Pub Date: 10/19/2011 In stock

The Magic of Things
By Gerda Breuer.

The Magic of Things explores a former advertising strategy of Swiss product posters in which banal, everyday objects—butter, a sewing machine, or shoes—are presented as desirable objects enticing us to buy. Free from any further >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037782583
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Pbk, 9.5 x 6.5 in. / 96 pgs / 127 images.
Pub Date: 10/25/2012 In stock

Herbert Leupin
Edited by Bettina Richter.

Marking the centenary of his birth, the Poster Collection series devotes its latest edition to the popular Swiss poster designer Herbert Leupin. Primarily conceiving posters for consumer goods, for many years Leupin created advertising for >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037785065
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 80 pgs / 90 images.
Pub Date: 08/25/2016 In stock

Typo China: Visualizing the Visible
Text by Eva Lüdi Kong.

The publication brings together contemporary posters from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan that demonstrate that a new interest in the poster has been awakened as a result of the economic opening of the mainland. The >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037780787
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 64 pgs / 78 images.
Pub Date: 01/31/2006 In stock

Breaking the Rules: Posters from the Turbulent 1980s in Switzerland
Text by Martin Jaeggi, Peter Schweiger.

With their atmosphere of sociopolitical ferment, the 1980s also witnessed the appearance of a new aesthetic in Swiss graphic design, influenced by the punk aesthetic and first experiments with the Macintosh. Alternative cultural and political >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037780947
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 100 images.
Pub Date: 01/31/2007 In stock

Contributions by Pascal Lefèvre, Bettina Richter.

Located between art and popular culture, combining succinctly abbreviated textual and visual methods, the comic offers the ideal conditions for its appropriation by the poster. Using contemporary examples the exhibition explores the roots of the >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037780992
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 100 images.
Pub Date: 01/31/2008 In stock

Photo Graphics
Text by Nanni Baltzer.

The effective interplay of photography, graphic arts, and typography marks the beginning of modern graphic design. Illuminated here are eight selected approaches that both engage with tradition and consciously distinguish themselves from it in order >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037781289
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 120 images.
Pub Date: 01/31/2008 In stock

Otto Baumberger
Text by Martin Heller.

Otto Baumberger (1889–1961) was one of the first Swiss graphic artists to have a career that responds to the occupational title of “poster designer”. However, his desire to be recognized as an artist as well >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037781296
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 120 images.
Pub Date: 01/31/2008 In stock

Head to Head: Political Portraits
Text by Thomas Macho.

Politicians are omnipresent in our society. How they present themselves depends on historical context as well as on the prevailing form of government and cultural environment. Vital components of political work are image building, political >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037781517
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 192 pgs / 120 images.
Pub Date: 01/31/2009 Out of stock

Text by Sønke Gau, Katharina Schlieben.

Thanks to their social effectiveness, posters have always been an ideal vehicle for addressing global and urgent ethical appeals to the populace. This publication presents international posters since 1980 that urge us to take responsibility >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037781746
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 120 images.
Pub Date: 01/31/2009 In stock

Paradise Switzerland

Whatever became of the myth of Switzerland? Is Switzerland really a beatific island, or does this “paradise on Earth” betray fault lines? What is connoted by the name “Switzerland”? As displayed in tourism posters, chocolate >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037782057
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 120 images.
Pub Date: 01/31/2010 In stock

Josef Muller-Brockmann
Text by Catherine de Smet. Contributions by Lars Müller.

Josef Müller-Brockmann’s graphics left a lasting mark on Swiss visual communication from the 1950s onward. His posters demonstrate how a sober, formally reduced language works best for conveying a universal, timeless message. Poster campaigns for >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037783924
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Pbk, 9.5 x 6.5 in. / 96 pgs / 114 images.
Pub Date: 02/27/2014 In stock

The Hand

The history of posters is rich in variations on the hand. In consumer posters, a hand presents desirable products. But the hand can also take the form of a symbolically charged gesture in the political >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037784778
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 120 images.
Pub Date: 11/25/2015 In stock

Foreword by Bettina Richter.

Posters circulated in Japan simultaneously with the country’s swift reconstruction and economic revival after the Second World War. If the first generation of poster designers was mostly guided by western modernism, searching for a universal >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037784228
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 137 images.
Pub Date: 04/25/2014 In stock

Letters Only

This publication casts light on the spectrum of the script poster, using consistent reduction to type and without any illustrative or geometrical elements. The script poster enjoyed its first heyday around 1915, with the discovery >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037782064
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 114 images.
Pub Date: 08/21/2010 Not available


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