MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), a national center for low-residency graduate education in the arts, announced today that it will mount an unprecedented exhibit of Swiss posters during the week-long residency of its newest Master of Fine Arts program in Graphic Design.
"Swiss Poster Design: 100 + Posters from 50+ Years"
This powerful exhibition includes more than 100 posters from the past 50 years of Swiss design and features a spectacular range of iconic and influential posters from some of the most important designers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Eminent designers included in the show range from mid-century masters like Armin Hofmann, Herbert Matter, Bruno Monguzzi, Josef Muller-Brockmann, Emil Ruder, and Wolfgang Weingart to contemporary notables including Stefan Sagmeister, Ralph Schraivogel, and Martin Woodtli. The exhibition is curated by VCFA Graphic Design faculty members Matthew Monk and Silas Munro, from the collection of designer Thomas Strong of New Haven, Connecticut, whose generosity makes this exhibition possible.
"The Swiss penchant for order and efficiency imposes a powerful influence on what we think of today as Swiss design," said Matthew Monk, faculty chair of the VCFA MFA in Graphic Design program. "Swiss designers have embraced the medium of the poster, maximizing the opportunities to experiment with its endless possibilities, as many will see for themselves in this remarkable exhibition."
The exhibition is made possible by the generous donations of artist Tom Strong and swissnex Boston, Consulate of Switzerland.
The show will be open to the public from Sunday, October 16th thru Saturday, October 22nd. Exhibition hours are noon to 8 p.m. The Exhibition Reception will take place on Friday, October 21st from 6pm - 8pm. It is free and open to the public.
It will be located in the VCFA Gymnasium at the corner of College and East State Streets.
For additional information, call 802.828.8896.
About Vermont College of Fine Arts …
Vermont College of Fine Arts is a national center for education in the arts, fostering the excellence of emerging and established artists, while advancing the arts to create a more humane world. It is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering the Master of Fine Arts degree in writing, visual art, music composition and graphic design. www.vermontcollege.edu.
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