Introduction
Josef Müller-Brockmann (May 9, 1914 – August 30, 1996) was a Swiss graphic designer and teacher. He studied architecture, design and history of art at both the University and Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich. In 1936 he opened his Zurich studio specialising in graphic design, exhibition design and photography. From 1951 he produced concert posters for the Tonhalle in Zurich. In 1958 he became a founding editor of New Graphic Design along with R.P. Lohse, C. Vivarelli, and H. Neuburg. In 1966 he was appointed European design consultant to IBM. Brockmann is recognised for his simple designs and his clean use of typography (notably Akzidenz-Grotesk), shapes and colours which inspire many graphic designers in the 21st century. Müller-Brockman was author of several books on design and visual communication.
Wikidata
Q123409
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Introduction
Graphic artist studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich. He founded the magazine Neue Grafik in the same city, 1954. He authored several books on graphic design and typography, including 'The Graphic Artist and His Design Problems,' 1961.
Nationality
Swiss
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Designer, Typographer, Graphic artist, Photomontagist, Poster artist, Sculptor
Names
Josef Müller-Brockmann, Josef Muller-Brockmann
Ulan
500125350
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