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Swiss Graphic Design Exhibition at 2016 Shanghai Art Design

Mainland China — Design and Architecture


2016 Shanghai Art Design

Duration: Jan.10 – Mar.15, 2016
Venue: West Bund Art Centre, Shanghai

(Click here to read interview of the curators and designers by Trends Magazine)


(Click here for a 360° Panoramic View of the exhibition in Hangzhou, provided by Artron)


China Academy of Art

Duration: June 21 – July 3, 2016
Venue: Crafts Museum of China Academy of Art (CAA)

Supported by Pro Helvetia Shanghai, the opening ceremony of Swiss Graphic Design exhibition was held at 2016 Shanghai Art Design in January, and then toured to China Academy of Art in June.

Since the late 1950s, Swiss Graphic Design is internationally renowned for its high quality and attracts the attention of the audience worldwide. In this exhibition we present overview of the last five years with 77 Swiss graphic designers to show what a wide range of different design approaches, techniques and media is covered by contemporary designers in Switzerland.

The exhibition features 121 works from different generations of designers: Collecting the different motives and influences, the exhibition offers an insight in the fascination for perfection and craftsmanship that goes into creating visionary new designs.

This exhibition has been curated by Erich Brechbühl, Noël Leu and Anna-Viktoria Eschbach.

(Installation view of Swiss Graphic Design Exhibition at 2016 Shanghai Art Design, courtesy of the designers and the organiser)

Erich Brechbühl
Erich’s a co-founder of the poster festival “Weltformat” in Lucerne. Since 2007 he’s a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). He has won many awards and honors including Tokyo TDC Annual Awards (2013).

Noël Leu
Leu is a Swiss graphic designer and a co-founder of Edition Grilli and Grilli Type and now lives and works in Zurich. In his creative work Leu pays attention to polygraphic and font design and has won many awards. Presently Leu works at several font projects. He has also planned and organized some design exhibitions in Russia, Korea and Switzerland.

(Installation view of Swiss Graphic Design Exhibition at Crafts Museum of CAA, Hangzhou, courtesy of the designers and the museum)

List of exhibited designers:
Afrika (Florian Jakober & Michael Zehnder), Affolter/Savolainen, Atlas Studio, B und R Grafik design, Ludovic Balland, Typography Cabinet, Samuel Bänziger, Trix Barmettler, Billy Ben, Thierry Blancpain, Samuli Blatter, Bonbon (Valeria Bonin & Diego Bontognali), Erich Brechbühl, Johannes Breyer, Stephan Bundi, Bureau Collective, Büro 146 (Valentin Hindermann, Madeleine Stahel, Maike Hamacher), Büro Destruct (Lopetz & HGB Fideljus), C2F (Cybu Richli, Fabienne Burri, Dani Klauser), Remo Caminada, Claudiabasel, Coboi (Katharina Reidy), Demian Conrad Design, Dinamo, Rosario Florio, Irena Germano, Anna Haas Hammer (Rothenberger & Schatz), Fabian Harb, Krispin Hée Hi (Megi Zumstein & Claudio Barandun), Robert Huber. Ronny Hunger, Ilgtrüb (Marlon Ilg & Simon Trüb), Melchior Imboden, Johnson/Kingston (Ivan Weiss & Michael Kryenbühl), Larissa Kasper, Rafael Koch, Alice Kolb, Simone Koller, Dafi Kühne, Kaj Lehmann, Noël Leu, Jill Mattes, Maximage, Moiré (Marc Kappeler, Ruth Amstutz, Dominik Huber), Reto Moser, Neo Neo (Thuy-An Hoang & Xavier Erni), Norm (Dimitri Bruni, Manuel Krebs, Ludovic Varone), Gelinda Paganini, Mauro Paolozzi, Louise Paradis, Fabio Parizzi, Peng Peng (Martin Geel & Klaus Fromherz), Janosch Perler, Daniel Peter, Mathis Pfäffli, Felix Pfäffli, Prill Vieceli Cremers, Raffinerie AG für Gestaltung, Tobias Rechsteiner, Simon Renfer, Simon Rüegg, Aurèle Sack, Patrick Savolainen, Schaffter Sahli, Mirco Schiavone, Natalie Schmid, Raphael Schoen, Schönherwehrs (Stéphane Hernandez, Gregor Schönborn, Niels Wehrspann), Ralph Schraivogel, Martin Stoecklin, Annik Troxler, Niklaus Troxler, Paula Troxler, Jonas Vögeli, Martin Woodtli, Viola Zimmermann


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