Vintage, Design mit bewegter Vergangenheit, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
(Vintage, Design with a History)
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 his poster for an exhibition on vintage design at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, a frequent client, he cleverly manipulates the image and typography to create the effect of an aged and worn surface.