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What is this?

Black poster with abstract, futuristic yellow and green lines and boxes reminiscent of barcodes across entire poster. Black text overlayed on some of these bars from top to bottom: "Willisau Fr 21 Januar 2000, Rathaus PA RTE RRE 20.00, Wolfgang Muthspiel G VL Electronics, Christian Muthspiel TB P Electronics, Echoes of Techno." 2000: Bosch Siebdruck AG, Stans/Luzern

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. It is dated 2000 and we acquired it in 2009. Gift of Niklaus Troxler. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

offset lithograph

Its dimensions are

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

This object was designed by Niklaus Troxler

This object was donated by Niklaus Troxler

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18730797/ |title=Poster, "Jazz Willisau: Echoes of Techno", 2000 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 October 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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