Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Max Bill

Max Bill (1908 –1994) was a Swiss architect, artist, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer and graphic designer.
Max Bill and Edmund Collein at the Bauhaus
Bill was born in Winterthur. After an apprenticeship as a silversmith during 1924-1927, Bill took up studies at the Bauhaus in Dessau under many teachers including Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Oskar Schlemmer from 1927 to 1929, after which he moved to Zurich.
Bill is widely considered the single most decisive influence on Swiss graphic design beginning in the 1950s. 
His connection to the days of the Modern Movement gave him special authority. As an industrial designer, his work is characterized by a clarity of design and precise proportions. Examples are the elegant clocks and watches designed for Junghans, a long-term client.

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