Wolfgang Weingart

Wolfgang Weingart

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Site includes articles, bibliography and collection of designer's work.

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As Weingart's design innovations from the early 1970s (including step-rules, size and weight contrasts, letterspaced type, and line rules moving through the space to link elements together) were widely emulated during the late 1970s. Weingart moved on to create collage-like compositions by layering film positives of images and type. This innovative technique enabled Weingart to juxtapose and overlay complex visual information. During this period, Weingart delighted in contrasts. Type, images, moire and halftone patterns, torn collage elements, and linear patterns are densely layered and stacked into rich, tonal graphic expressions.




Richard Paul Lohse: Zürcher Künstler im Helmhaus, 1950

Richard Paul Lohse

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Site includes articles, bibliography and collection of Lohse's design work.

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Typographer, graphic designer, painter - 1918-22: trains as an advertising designer. 1922- 30: works at the Max Dalang studio in Zurich. 1930: opens his own advertising agency in Zurich. Produces much work for museums, publishers and industry. 1937: co-founder and deputy board member of the artists' group "Allianz", an association of modern Swiss artists. 1947-55: editor and designer of the architecture magazine "Bauen and Wohnen". 1958-65: publisher and editor of "Neue Grafik magazine in Zurich with Josef Müller-Brockmann, Hans Neuburg and Carlo Vivarelli.




Geigy Graphic Design

Geigy Graphic Design

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Site includes gallery, bibliography and articles on the company's graphic work.

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The design studio of J. R. Geigy AG was the launching pad for one of the great periods of Swiss graphic design in the 1950s and 1960s. The resulting works reveal a modernist formal idiom without being indebted to a specific, formulaic look. There was room in it for visual symbolism as well as the acquisition of nonrepresentational art, with which some of the graphic designers involved were connected. Under the leadership of Max Schmid for many years, the studio employed Roland Aeschlimann, Karl Gerstner, Jörg Hamburger, Steff Geissbühler, Andreas His, Toshihiro Katayama, and Nelly Rudin, among others.




Last Year at Marienbad

Last Year at Marienbad

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Comprehensive collection of articles and critical analysis on Alain Resnais' 1961 film. Includes bibliography, gallery, articles and production information.

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L'Année dernière à Marienbad (released in the US as Last Year at Marienbad and in the UK as Last Year in Marienbad) is a 1961 French-Italian Left Bank film directed by Alain Resnais from a screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet.




Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys

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Collection of artist's exhibition posters. Includes biography, chronology, articles, bibliography and exhibition information.

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German sculptor, performance artist, printmaker and teacher. He opposed the concept of art as based on such autonomous genres as panel painting and sculpture. Instead he pursued in his performance art ('Aktionen') and sculpture an 'expanded concept of art', aimed at a total permeation of life by creative acts.




Wim Crouwel

Wim Crouwel

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Comprehensive collection of designer's work. Includes biography, chronology, articles, typography, bibliography and exhibition information.

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While Crouwel’s designs are pared down to their essentials, within them there is a surprising willingness to adopt a variety of approaches to the graphic space. His work registers the truth that the solution to a design problem is not an abstract concept, but something rooted in the concrete.