Collection: The Beauty of Silkscreen

The time-honored technique of silkscreen printing produces posters with vibrant colors and tactile, layered surfaces.

  • Peter Bankov
    Neofuturism Poster Art, Peter Bankov
    2015

  • Sold

    Peter Bankov
    Filmmaking Area
    2013

  • Sold

    Paula Scher
    Him, Public Theater
    1994

  • Paula Scher
    Blade to the Heat, Public Theater
    1994

  • Posters, like other printed matter, can be produced using a number of different printing techniques. In silkscreening (also called screenprinting), ink is pushed through a screen directly onto the surface of the paper. Since each color is applied through a separate screen, layers of ink build up on the paper, giving the print a richly textured surface. The inks themselves are bright and opaque, allowing for a vibrancy that is particular to silkscreen prints.

  • Sold

    Norberto Molina
    30th Anniversary, Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV
    2016

  • Helmo
    Siana (yellow)
    2015

  • Helmo
    Siana (blue)
    2015

  • Sold

    Niklaus Troxler
    Industriekultur: Peter Behrens und die AEG, 1907-1914, Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich
    1980

  • The silkscreen process is labor intensive, but many poster designers (and their clients) are dedicated to the technique for the stunning results it produces.

    While photographs cannot adequately convey the quality of a printed surface, the colors and textures in these silkscreened posters give them serious wow factor in person.

  • Bruno Monguzzi
    Kandinsky nelle Svizzere Collezioni, Museo Cantonale d'Arte
    1995

  • Sold

    Annik Troxler
    Weltformat Festival 2016
    2016

  • Helmo
    Jazzdor Festival Strasbourg-Berlin 2019
    2019

  • Sold

    Ralph Schraivogel
    AGI Seminar Zurich 99, Alliance Graphique Internationale
    1999

  • Sold

    Richard Niessen
    The Labyrinth of Scripts
    2017

  • Sold

    Richard Niessen
    Building Brick Storage
    2015

  • Sold

    Rosmarie Tissi
    Serenaden 93
    1993

  • Sold

    Rosmarie Tissi
    Serenaden 91
    1991

  • Sold

    Raffinerie AG
    Oïphorie: atelier oï, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
    2018

  • Alfred Halasa
    Ecole de Design, Bienvenue
    2011

  • Sold

    Peter Frey
    Architektur und Kinder, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
    1995

  • Sold

    Gielijn Escher
    Stenberg, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    1998

  • Sold

    Anaëlle Clot
    Théâtre de l'Orangerie 2020
    2020

  • Koichi Sato
    Plakate aus Japan, Kirei, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
    1993

  • Helmo
    Jazzdor Festival Strasbourg 2019
    2019

  • NORM
    100 Jahre Schweizer Grafik
, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
    2012