Poster, Jazz Festival Willisau 2011, 2011
Swiss graphic designer Annik Troxler creates posters each year for the Jazz Festival Willisau, held in a small town in Switzerland. She uses fluid concoctions of line, texture, and color to express the improvised character of jazz. Rather than visualizing specific pieces of music, the posters anticipate the range of music presented in the festivals. The Willisau Jazz Festival was founded in 1975 by Niklaus Troxler, Annik’s father, who designed the posters for thirty-five years. Cooper Hewitt acquired a set of Niklaus Troxler’s Willisau posters in 2009, courtesy of the artist.
It is credited
Courtesy of Annik Troxler.
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Its dimensions are
125.1 × 90.8 cm (49 1/4 × 35 3/4 in.)
It is signed
Printed in green text, vertically, lower right: Grafik: Annik Troxler, Paula Troxler, Druck: Serigraphie Uldry
It is inscribed
Printed in white text, center: JAZZ / FEST / IVAL / WILLI / SAU; lower left of composition: 24-28 / AUG / 2011; in black, lower right: WWW.JAZZFESTIVALWILLISAU.CH
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hear, See, Play: Designing with Sound.