Vintage Posters by Donald Brun

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, posters, vintage graphics, 1950s, 1960s

Swiss designer, Donald Brun (1909-1999), has designed an incredible amount of posters, all of which showcase a recognizable style featuring bright punchy colors, varied textures and interesting forms. This poster, created in 1956 for the International Festival of Music in Lucerne, is no exception with it’s array of shapes coming together to form the colorful scroll of a cello.

Like his Swiss contemporary, Herbert Leupin, Brun mainly designed images for advertisements. In addition, Brun co-founded AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) and also taught at Kunstgewerbeschule Basel in Switzerland from 1947-1974.  The Museum für Gestaltung (Museum of Design) Zürich published a book titled Poster Collection:02 in 2001 showcasing the numerous posters he designed.

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, posters, vintage graphics, 1950s, 1960s

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, Switzerland, posters, vintage graphics, 1950s, 1960s

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, posters, vintage graphics, 1950s, 1960s

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, posters, vintage graphics

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, Switzerland, posters, vintage graphics, 1950s, 1960s

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, posters, vintage graphics, 1950s, 1960s

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, posters, vintage graphics, 1950s, 1960s

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, posters, vintage graphics

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, posters, vintage graphics, 1950s, 1960s

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, Switzerland, posters, vintage graphics, 1950s, 1960s

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, posters, vintage graphics, 1950s, 1960s

Posters by Donald Brun, Donald Brun, Swiss design, posters, vintage graphics, 1950s, 1960s

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Great to see these, I’ve always been a huge fan!!!

These are incredible. Thanks for the great post.

They’re all pretty incredible, but I can’t help loving the Nomotta anti-moth one best. Everything about it–especially the yarn texture–is so spot on. Thanks for the excellent post!

Wow. I love these. I especially like the SwissAir, Stato Delle Strade and SABA pieces. As always, very inspiring. thanks for sharing.

Donald Brun has got to be one of the greatest poster designers of all time.

There are not enough words to convey how much I want these hanging in my house!

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