Swiss Style Now

September 07 - October 01, 2016

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The Swiss style of graphic is perhaps the most influential movement of the 20th century. It came to fame in the 1950s, as a clear graphic language of communication, and became a hallmark style internationally.

The “Swiss Style Now” exhibition provides a current view of the graphic design scene in Switzerland from the last five years and features more than 120 works from different generations of Swiss designers. Pieces by a hundred currently working Swiss designers, including Ludovic Balland, Stephan Bundi, Büro Destruct, Melchior Imboden, NORM, Felix Pfäffli, Tania Prill, Ralph Schraivogel, Niklaus Troxler, Martin Woodtli, Jonas Vögeli and more, will be on view. Posters, books, brochures, flyers and more make up the body of printed matter being highlighted. 

Erich Brechbühl, a Lucerne-based independent graphic designer; Noël Leu, co-founder of the Grilli Type foundry; Xavier Erni, co-founder of the graphic design studio Neo Neo; and Alexander Tochilovsky, curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography curated the exhibition.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Ongoing Exhibition: September 7 – October 1, 2016
Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Exhibition is free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets necessary. Groups also welcome. 

With kind support by:

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Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.