Monday, March 20, 2006
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Monday, February 20, 2006
Josef Muller-Brockmann is one of the greatest graphic artist in the history of graphic design.His artwork and styles have influence a lot of new graphic apprentice.I chose muller-Brockmann for his greatest achievement of all time so I dedicated to him.
Born on May 9 in Rapperswil, Switzerland.Childhood in Rapperswil, Schmerikon and Uznach.
Completed secondary school in Rapperswil. Started appreticeship as a graphic designer in Zurich.
Broke off apprenticeship and audited courses by Ernst Keller and Alfred Willimann at the Zurich School of Arts and Crafts.
Work as a freelance designer and illustrator in Zurich.
Member of the Swiss Werkbund.
Designed the pavilion of honor for the Swiss universities and the "Physics and Medicine" and "History of Swiss Art" sections for the 1939 National Fair.
Active service as a lieutenant in the Swiss army.
Married violinist Verena Brockmann. Assumed the name Josef Muller-Brockmann.
Birth of son Andreas
After the war continued to work as a designer, concentrating on exhibition design and illustration. Worked as a set designer for various theatres in Switzerland and abroad.
Gradual move away from illustration to objective-constructive design. First typographical posters for the Tonhalle. Friendship with Samuel Hirschi, secretary of the Tonhalle, led to years of collaborative work (until 1972)
Member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Left the theatre to concentrate on graphic design. Expanded his studio. First poster successes with "Watch that Child!" for the Swiss Automobile Club and poster series for the Zurich Tonhalle.
Spoke at the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado. Traveled to Mexico, spent some time in New York.
Appointed graphic design teacher at the Zurich School of Arts and Krafts. Successor to Ernst Keller.
Founded the magazine "New Graphic Design" with Richard Paul Lohse, Hans Neuburg and Carlo Vivarelli (18 issues appeared through 1965, published by Verlag Otto Walter, Olten).
Left the Zurich School of Arts and Crafts. Spoke at the World Design Conference in Tokyo.
Published: "The Graphic Artist and his Design Problems." Visiting lecturer at design schools in Tokyo and Osaka. Returned to Europe by sea.
Advisor and designer for Rosenthal-Porzellanwerke, Selb, Germany, and consultant and designer for Max Weishaupt GmbH, Schwendi, Germany.
Visiting lecturer at the Institute of Design in Ulm.
Verena Brockmann killed in an accident. Several pieces of new music commissioned in her honor. Designed the "Education, Science and Research" section for the 1964 Swiss National Fair.
Founded "Galerie 58" in Rapperswil with Eugen and Kurt Federer. Renamed "galerie seestrasse" in 1974 and run by Brockmann alone until 1990.
Appointed consultant to IBM Europe (until 1988). Founded the Muller-Brockmann & Co advertising agency with three other partners. Advertising and design work for industrial, commercial and cultural clients. Married artist Shizuko Yoshikawa.
Published two books "Geschichte der visuellen Kommunikation" (A History of Visual Communication). "Geschichte des Plakats" (A History of the Poster), co-author Shizuko Yoshikawa.
Produced a sculpture for the Interkantonales Technikum in Rapperswil.
The partners in Muller-Brockmann & Co. split up. MB continues with the agency until 1984. Consultancy and design work for clients include Olivetti, Swiss Railways, "Transatlantik" magazine, Swiss Institute for Art Research, and Kunsthaus Zurich.
Jury member for the German "Gute Form" prize, Darmstadt.
Published "Grid Systems in Graphic Design."
Worked on the exhibition "Sprache der Geometrie heute - Suprematismus, De Stijl und Umkreis" (The Language of Geometry Today - Suprematism, De Stijl and their Circles) in the Kunstmuseum, Bern.
Won the Brunel Award
Touring exhibition of posters in North, Central, and South America.
Awarded the Gold Medal of the Canton of Zurich.Won the Brunel Award
Nominated "Honourable Royal Designer for Industry" by the Royal Academy of Art, London.
Published "Fotoplakate - Von den Anfangen bis zur Gegenwart" (Photographic Posters - From their Origins to the Present Day), co-author Karl Wobmann
Awarded the Middleton Award of the American Center for Design, Chicago
Lecture tour of the USA and Colombia
Death of son Andreas.
SBB (Swiss Railways) project awarded the Swiss Design Prize. Traveled to Japan and Israel.
Touring poster exhibition in eastern Germany, including work by Shizuko Yoshikawa. Euro-Design Award, Ostend, Belgium. Won the Brunel Award
Trip to Beijing via Kashgar, following the ancient silk route. Paper presented at the International Graphic Design Conference, Cancun, Mexico. Second journey through Mexico, visiting ancient sites.
STD-lecture at the Royal Institute for British Architecture, London. Honorary Member of the Brno Biennale. Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Graphic Design, Moscow.
Died in Zurich, August 30.