Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (ed.)

Black and White / Schwarz und Weiss

Poster Collection 8

While it is commonly assumed that the graphic design world is brightly colored, this compilation of international posters is out to prove that there is an advantage to be had in working without color.

Morphological investigation of the Poster Collection’s stock has brought to light a surprising variety of approaches where the creative will to exploit the color of the paper and the black of the ink alone is the driving force behind a poster's succinct statement. Typical examples come from designers like AG Fronzoni, Werner Jeker, James Victore or Büro Destruct. These works, dating from the last forty years, range from “coolness” to modernist ascetism, from the political manifesto to poetic abstraction.

This book is part of the Poster Collection series. Get the complete series here

Edited by Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
With an essay by Lars Müller
Design: Integral Lars Müller

16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in
80 pages, 170 illustrations
2003, 978-3-03778-014-5, German/English
20,00 €