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What is this?

White poster with words spelled out using different sized circles and lines in two shades of yellow. Text reads top to bottom: "Jazz Concert Willisau, 16 Nov. 07, 20.30 Uhr im Foroom, the Ellery Eskelin Trio."

Why is this in our collection?

Niklaus Troxler’s limitless talent for graphic invention is continually reinforced with each new poster he creates for the annual Jazz Festival in Willisau, Switzerland. Since 1975, Troxler has produced up to 15 posters per year for the festival, which he founded and still organizes. While some works (particularly early examples) are illustrative and others are based on abstract geometry, most of his designs are purely typographic. For many of these, Troxler creates new typefaces, seemingly produced by ink blots, paint smears, atomic diagrams, and other imaginative concepts that amuse and surprise without being overly contrived. Born in Willisau in 1947, Troxler has pursued his passions for jazz and... more

This is a poster from Switzerland. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2009. Gift of Niklaus Troxler.

This image is on display This object is currently on display in room 206 as part of Making Design.

Its medium is

offset lithograph on paper

Its dimensions are

128.1 x 90.6 cm (50 7/16 x 35 11/16 in.)

This object was designed by Niklaus Troxler and made for (as the client) Jazz Festival Willisau

This object was donated by Niklaus Troxler

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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, The Ellery Eskelin Trio, 2007 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=2 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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