Poster Annual Submission Spotlight: Swiss Design

Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 11.19.52 AMBarbaren,’ Stephan Bundi                                          Vitrina’ by Gottschalk+Ash Int’l 

Swiss designers Gottschalk+Ash Int’l, Stephan Bundi, Niklaus Troxler and Matthias Hormann

Artist Ingrid Keller with Swiss design Firm Gottschalk+Ash Int’l (above) released an enthralling series of Athens display dummies that have been dressed for a museum exhibit at the archeological collection at the University of Zurich. Her intent, she wrote, was to merge the aesthetics of ancient civilization with modern design. The result? A timeless collection that demonstrates the vitality of design throughout the ages. The collection has been submitted to this year’s Poster Annual 2015.

Gottschalk+Ash Int’l is a Graphis Master, whose work has been recognized in Graphis Typography 1, and Issue 148, Issue 185 and Issue 267. To see additional work by designers at Gottschalk+Ash Int’l, click here.

Stephan Bundi’s recent submission, “Barbaren” (above) to our Poster Annual 2015 is yet another reminder that the bold Swiss designer remains not only an established presence on the international poster scene, but is also still able to stun viewers and design enthusiasts with a new direction. A Berne-based designer and art director, Bundi studied graphic design, book design and illustration at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart. He has since gone on as an art director who combines unconventional ideas with practical Swiss tradition. Bundi founded design agency Atelier bundi AG, where his clients have included Amnesty International, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, IBM Advertising, Nikon and Michel Jordi, among others. Stephan Bundi is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and president of AGI-Switzerland.

Bundi is a consistent Graphis winner who has been represented in our Poster Annual 2013 as a Platinum and Gold winner. Also, our Poster Annual 2012 features an interview with Bundi, offering insight into his approach as a designer. To purchase either the Poster Annual 2012 or the Poster Annual 2013, click hereTo check out more of Stephan Bundi’s work, click here.

Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 11.41.57 AMPoster “amstad arbaren,’  Matthias Hofmann           ‘Don Giovanni’ Stephan Bundi

Stephan Bundis „Don Giovanni“

Swiss designer Matthias Hofmann’s recent poster, “amstad arbaren,” is yet another stunning submission to this year’s Poster Annual 2015. Hofmann is a self-employed graphic designer and owner of He has taught visual communication and typographic design for more than 10 years. Hofmann’s posters have appeared in museums across the world, including the 23rd Chaumont Poster and Graphic Design Festival, the International Poster Biennale of Mexico and the 100 Best Poster of Switzerland, Germany and Austria. He has currently been nominated for the german design award 2014. To check out more work by Matthias Hofmann, click here.

Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 11.20.19 AMLa Cecchina,’ Stephan Bundi                                    ‘Voice & Bass’ Niklaus Troxler 

Internationally renowned Swiss designer Niklaus Troxler has also submitted his recent poster design, ‘Voice & Bass,’ to this year’s Poster Annual 2015. The piece elegantly unites typography and color to create a poster that announces a jazz concert. The red bars stand for the bass and the blue dots for the singer. Troxler is a member of the AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale and owner of Graphic Design Studio in Switzerland, and professor at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart. In 1977, he won the Vestag Cultural Prize.

Troxler has been featured in our Poster Annual 2014, as well as our Poster Annual 2010 and our Poster Annual 1998. His work has been highlighted in our Magazine Issue 198 and Issue 304. To check out more work by Niklaus Troxler, click here.

The Poster Competition features the most compelling and influential design of the year. Prizes consist of Gold and Platinum awards, with winning entries published in the Poster Annual 2015. To submit your own work to the Poster Annual 2015 competition, click here.

Author: Rachel Lowry

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