PABRU: Paul Brühwiler, Swiss poster designer

Friday 23 March 2018 18.00 to Friday 4 May 2018 18.00

We are delighted to host the first exhibition in the UK of Swiss poster designer Paul Brühwiler. This is a rare chance for an insight into the extraordinary output of this designer-artist, and his contribution to Swiss design in a way which presents an antithesis to the well-known "Swiss style".

Brühwiler's work, spanning six decades, is personal, provocative, witty, sexual, critical, humanitarian and visibly hand-made. The exhibition presents private drawings, LP covers for Frank Sinatra, Marylin Monroe, Tina Turner and other sensations of the burgeoning 1970s music industry in Los Angeles, work with the Eames, posters from the 1980s-1990s for the Zürich Film Podium, working sketches, and recent graphic paintings. Accompanying the exhibition are newly commissioned writings on Brühwiler's oeuvre, which take a contemporary look at his work, including a challenge to national design stereotypes, a feminist perspective on his posters, and visual analyses of Brühwiler's design methods.

Opening times

This exhibition will be open from 18.00, 23 March until 18.00, 4 May. Please contact reception if you plan to visit during the Easter break, 26 March – 6 April 2018. The exhibition will be closed on bank holidays.