Exhibition visit by Vincent Perrottet
Camera & editing by Mark Webster
Production by Pyramyd NTCV 2008.
This is a filmed visit of an exhibition on Josef Müller-Brockmann. It took place in Chaumont, France, as part of the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival, 2008.
Josef Müller-Brockmann was a Swiss graphic designer and teacher. He studied architecture, design and history of art at both the University and Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich. 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 1966 he was appointed European design consultant to IBM. Müller-Brockman was author of the 1961 publications The Graphic Artist and his Design Problems, Grid Systems in Graphic Design where he advocates use of the grid for page structure, and the 1971 publications History of the Poster and A History of Visual Communication.