AGI Seminar Zurich 99, Alliance Graphique Internationale
35 x 50 in. (90 x 128 cm)
Ralph Schraivogel (1960-) is one of the most influential figures in contemporary Swiss graphic design. The poster has long been his medium of choice. Schraivogel’s posters are eclectic – for each carefully researched commission he finds a unique and fitting take on the subject matter. He is well known for his highly complex and richly patterned works, but he also produces more restrained compositions when it suits the commission. Schraivogel’s posters are held in major museums around the world and have been the subject of international exhibitions.
In this intricately swirling print for an international graphic design seminar, Schraivogel creates the illusion of both texture and movement. The ink seems almost to escape the two-dimensional confines of the paper.