Just in: 1940s Herbert Leupin ski poster for Grindelwald

Just in: f-u-ntastic winter travel poster by Swiss designer legend Herbert Leupin from the mid-1940s. Look for it in our spring 2018 auction.

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Just in: 1940s PKZ Poster by Numa Walter Rick

Just in: here is a stunning, pastel-colored Swiss poster for the fashion store PKZ, designed by Numa Walter Rick (Rickenbacher) in 1946. Look for it in our spring 2018 auction.

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Today in History: Emil Cardinaux born in 1877

Today in History: Emil Cardinaux born in 1877

140 years ago today, Swiss poster designer and landscape artist, Emil Cardinaux, was born in Bern. Besides Burkhard Mangold, Cardinaux was probably the first Swiss artist who dedicated himself whole-heartedly to the medium of the poster, recognizing the true value and qualities of the art form. He became famous with his 1908 Zermatt poster of the Matterhorn, arguably one of the most influential Swiss tourism posters of all times. Cardinaux produced more than 130 posters, including many commercial advertising images.
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Today in History: Donald Brun born in 1909

Today in History: Donald Brun born in 1909

Happy Birthday, Donald Brun! The Swiss graphic designer would have turned 108 today. Brun was born in Basel in 1909. During his apprenticeship as a graphic illustrator in the late 1920s, Brun celebrated his first successes as a poster artist when he won a Basel poster competition for “baths” in 1928. Between the 1930s and 1970s, Brun created hundreds of poster designs, mainly for consumer goods. Among his clients were such renowned companies as Bata, Bell, Gauloise, Persil or Swissair. His posters are marked by a subtle sense of humor and solid craftsmanship. In 1952, Brun became co-founder of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). He passed away in Clarens in 1999.

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Today is National Cat Day

Today is National Cat Day

National Cat Day was initiated by Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, in 2005 to make the the public recognize the enormous number of cats that need rescuing. They were first domesticated in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent as early as 12,000 years ago. When humans relied on hunting as their main source of food, dogs were most useful – but when the first agricultural societies emerged, cats became invaluable. Domesticated cats became responsible for keeping grain stores free of mice and other rodents. Today, cats can be found in 34% of American households, making them the most popular house pet in the United States.

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Today is National Liqueur Day

Today is National Liqueur Day

A liqueur is a strong alcoholic beverage that has been sweetened with herbs, fruits, nuts, cream, or spices. Liqueurs are traditionally served as after-dinner drinks or mixed with coffee. The word “liqueur” comes from the Latin word “liquifacere,” which means “to dissolve or melt.” As early as 400 BC, the Egyptians and Greeks distilled wine to produce fortified spirits. They sweetened this concoction with cinnamon and honey—a combination that we still use today to create mead. In the thirteenth century, European monks and alchemists perfected the distillation process used to create liqueur. The liquid was primarily used for medicinal purposes.

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Today in History: Burkhard Mangold born in 1873

Today in History: Burkhard Mangold born in 1873

The Swiss artist was born 144 years ago today in Basel, Switzerland. Mangold worked as a designer, glass painter and poster artist. He initially studied and worked as a painter in Basel (1890-1893) before traveling to Paris (1894) and moving to Munich (1894-1900) where his work became influenced by the contemporary German art nouveau poster style. After returning to Basel (1900), Mangold won a poster competition for a Swiss singing festival in 1905.Most of the artist’s poster works stem from the periosd between 1900 and 1917. Burkhard Mangold is considered to be a leading contributor to the development of graphic arts and the Swiss poster around the turn of the century. He died in Basel in 1950.

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