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What is this?

A simply constructed three story building in the shape of a Z, signifying the Zurich museum is the single element of this poster; the only ornament is the lettering running over the flat roof. Executed in black, gray and blue with white lettering.

Why is this in our collection?

Niklaus Stoecklin was one of a group of early 20th-century Swiss graphic designers, including Emil Cardinaux, Otto Morach, and Otto Baumberger, who originally trained as painters. While many of these early graphic designers celebrated the Swiss landscape, Stoecklin, with the Germans Ludwig Hohlwein and Burkhard Mangold, focused on manufactured and industrial good and products. Stoecklin studied painting at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich, Germany with Alexander Zschokke in 1914 and later at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland, where Stoecklin absorbed the lessons of modernism. He created paintings that utilized basic, flat abstract forms and bold compositions, and incorporated these... more

This is a poster from Switzerland. It is dated 1928 and we acquired it in 2008. Museum purchase through gift of Eric Kellenberger Collection, Switzerland and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its medium is

lithograph on white wove paper

Its dimensions are

128.4 x 90.3 cm (50 9/16 x 35 9/16 in.)

This object was made for (as the client) Kunsthaus Zurich and designed by Niklaus Stoecklin

This object was fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and purchased from Eric Kellenberger

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This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Poster, Schweizerische Stadtbau-Ausstellung (Swiss City Planning Exhibit), 1928 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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