Today in History: Siegfried Odermatt born in 1926

Today in History: Siegfried Odermatt born in 1926

Happy 92nd Birthday to one of Switzerland’s pioneers of graphic design.

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Today in History: Josef Müller-Brockmann passed away in 1996

Today in History: Josef Müller-Brockmann passed away in 1996

Josef Müller-Brockmann studied architecture, design and history of art at the Kunstgewerbeschule and the University in Zurich. At the age of 22, he opened his own studio with a focus on graphic design, exhibition design and photography. His objective design practices led to the breakthrough of the “Swiss Style” during the 1950s. In 1958, Müller-Brockmann became the founder and co-editor (until 1965) of the journal Neue Grafik (New Graphic Design), spreading the principles of Swiss Design internationally. Müller-Brockmann never allowed his designs to be influenced by trends or styles but followed his own aesthetics and ethics. His posters provided numerous institutions and companies with a convincing graphic appearance and became a model in their quality. Müller-Brockmann passed away on August 30, 1996 in Zurich.

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Today is World Photography Day

Today is World Photography Day

The Daguerreotype and its photographic process developed by Joseph Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre originated in France in 1837.

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Today in History: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1791

Today in History: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1791

262 years ago today, the prolific and influential composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) was born in Salzburg, Austria. Mozart’s father Leopold recognized and furthered his son’s musical genius early on. At the age of six, Wolfgang Amadeus was already a sensation on the piano and the violin. At age nine, he composed his first opera – “Apollo and Hyacinthus.” At 13, he was appointed “concert master“ by the Archbishop of Salzburg, performing before European royalty. In 1781 Mozart moved from Salzburg to Vienna where he worked as an independent composer, achieving fame but little financial security. During the last decade of his life, he composed many of his best-known symphonies and operas, including parts of his unfinished Requiem. Mozart died at his home in Vienna on December 5, 1791. The circumstances of his early death have been the source of much debate. Mozart was survived by his wife Constance and two sons.

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Happy Birthday, Peter Tchaikovsky

 

Happy Birthday, Peter Tchaikovsky 
Today is the birthday of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky who is famous for many masterpieces such as “The Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake.” The classical music great would turn 175 years old if he were still alive today.