Posts Tagged With Herbert Matter

Poster “Pontresina”– Herbert Matter

This vintage poster named “Pontresina” was created and designed by Herbert Matter in 1936. Pontresina is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland and is a popular skiing destination. Herbert Matter knew how to design his creations in a way that spoke to his audiences and drew them…

New Haven Railroad Logo– Herbert Matter

This is the New Haven Railroad logo created by Herbert Matter. It was not an easy task for him because of his perfectionist personality. in fact, it took him over 100 tries to finally get to the design that he stuck with. This iconic “NH” logo was released by Matter in 1955. The railroad company…

Herbert Matter

Herbert Matter was a world-renowned American focused graphic designer and photographer coming from a Swiss background. Matter was born on April 25th, 1907 in Engelberg, Switzerland. Most people remember him for his innovative use of photomontage in commercial art. His differential and experimental work helped to set trends for twentieth century graphic design. He studied…

Contemporary Furniture and Textiles

  My first visual impression when viewing the cover of Contemporary Furniture and Textiles was that my attention was immediately drawn to the bolded, red “K” in the middle. The background is filled with contrasting colors of grey and black with the word “Knoll” repeatedly stated. The repetition of these words is highlighted even more…

Contemporary Furniture and Textiles

The cover of Contemporary Furniture and Textiles is bold, with contrasting colors, pattern, repetition, and angular lines and shapes. The cover is shiny giving it an appealing appearance that is modern and chic for its time. The background color is a silver/grey with a red K in the center that stands out visually, drawing the…