Swiss style


March 05, 1998|By John Dorsey

Swiss graphic design, beginning in the 1950s, exerted a major influence on graphic design internationally. Swiss design, which came to be known as International Typographic Style, was characterized by a clarity achieved through the use of such design elements as sans serif type and a grid system of organization. Sixty examples of this style are on view at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Kuhn Gallery in the show "Word and Image: Swiss Poster Design 1955-1997," and it includes work by Armin Hofmann, Wolfgang Weingart, Carl B. Graf, Werner Jeker, Peter Moser and Max Bill, among others.

At the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville, through April 3. Noon to 4: 30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (to 8 p.m. Thursdays), 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 410-455-2270.

Pub Date: 3/05/98

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