WEB POSTER EXHIBITION - Theater posters from K. Domenic Geissbuehler

The doyen of swiss theater posters, Karl D. Geissbuehler, recently had an exhibition of his posters at the Castello di Sasso Corbaro, Bellinzona, Switzerland. He kindly provided the pictures for the accompanying web exhibition:

Die schweigsame Frau, 2001

Alfonso und Estrella, 2001

Maria Stuarda, 2002

Carmen, 2002

Der Kreidekreis, 2003

Die tote Stadt, 2003

Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail, 2003

I vespri siciliani, 2004

Dialogues des carmelites, 2004

Orlando, 2005

La clemenza di Tito, 2005

Makropulos, 2006

Doktor Faust, 2006

Das schlaue Fuechslein, 2006

Aida, 2006

Karl Domenik Geissbuehler studied graphic design at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zuerich under Ernst Keller and Johannes Iten, and at the Hochschule der Kuenste in Berlin. He was then art direcor for an international advertising agency, and has his own studio since 1963, now together with his daughter Nadine. He is famous for his theater posters and set designs for the Zuerich opera house, and his posters are still today the highlights of the streets in Zuerich. He has received numerous national and international awards, for example in Warsaw, Essen, Lahti, Toyama, New York, Sofia, Chaumont, Berlin, and is member of the AGI and the ADC Switzerland.

See del.icio.us for more information on K. Domenic Geissbuehler.

A hot tip: Geissbuehler's beautiful book on his theater posters, published in 1993 by Graphis Press, is still available!

Photo R. Wanner

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