Josef Müller-Brockmann, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Josef Müller-Brockmann

Swiss graphic designer (1914-1996)

Date of Birth: 09-May-1914

Place of Birth: Rapperswil, Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Date of Death: 30-Aug-1996

Profession: type designer, graphic designer

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Josef Müller-Brockmann

  • 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.

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