Josef Müller-Brockmann (1914 – 1996) was one of the main exponents of the Swiss International Style in graphic design. Born in 1914, he studied graphic design and architecture at the School of Arts and Crafts in Zurich. In 1934 he opened his own graphic design and illustration studio in Zurich. In 1937, he joined the Swiss Werkbund. After 1945, Müller-Brockmann worked mainly on illustration and exhibitions. In 1950, he designed his first poster for the Zurich Tonhalle. In 1957, he replaces Ernst Keller as professor of graphic design at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich. In 1958, he created the trilingual magazine Neue Grafik / New Graphic Design / New Graphic designers with Richard Paul Lohse, Hans Neuburg and Carlo Vivarelli. From 1967 he was a consultant for IBM and founded the communications agency Müller-Brockmann & Co. He died August 1996 in Zurich.
Help us to keep creativity free, independent, and accessible to all
penccil is the only platform for cutting edge creativity without user tracking.
The penccil community is growing every day. But we need your support to keep penccil independent and free as a safe space for creative people around the world. Every donation, big or small, helps.
Our mission is to make creative expression truly free, independent, and accessible to all, without fees, syndicated ads, cookies and user tracking. Your donation to penccil goes to the costs of servers and maintenance and helps us to develop penccil further.