Poster Town
Contemporary Poster Design from Lucerne / Aktuelle Plakatgestaltung aus Luzern
Erich Brechbühl/Klaus Fromherz/Martin Geel/Michael Kryenbühl/Simon Rüegg/Raphael Schoen/Ivan Weiss/Megi Zumstein

784 pp.
with 800 black-white and colour illustrations
thread-sewn softcover with plastic jacket

Leipzig September, 2017
ISBN: 9783959051781
Edition Number: 1

Width: 17 cm
Length: 22.5 cm

Language(s): English, German

Johnson / Kingston

Erich Brechbühl, Klaus Fromherz, Martin Geel, Michael Kryenbühl, Simon Rüegg, Raphael Schoen, Ivan Weiss, Megi Zumstein

Lucerne—Switzerland’s poster town—has a vibrant graphic design scene, which in recent years has become known for its sophisticated posters well beyond the country’s borders. Professional colleagues are in awe of how a relatively small city can produce so many well-designed posters. Lucerne posters can be found in many exhibitions. To give one example: in 2015 alone, twenty-six of the hundred best posters from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland came from Lucerne and the surrounding area—in other words, more than a quarter of all the awardwinning works. What’s behind this? Is it coincidence or a preponderance of designers of above-average talent in a comparatively small area? The book Poster Town tracks this phenomenon with a wealth of images and texts and creates a record of Lucerne’s poster designs for posterity. The content of the book is archived and showcased in an extended form on the website

Text: Bettina Richter, Pirmin Bossart, Martina Kammermann, Marc Schwegler

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