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Armin Hofmann
Museggstrasse 28
CH - 6004 Lucerne

Phot. Kurt Wyss


1920 Born in Winterthur, Switzerland
1938-1943 Studies at Kunstgewerbeschule, Zuerich
1943-1948 Works as lithographer in Basel and Bern
1948 Opens his own studio in Basel
1946-1986 Teaching at Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel (later Schule fuer Gestaltung)
1955-1956 Teaching at Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts, Philadelphia PA (USA)
1956-1991 Teaching at Yale University, New Haven CT (USA)
1956 Lecturer, Intl. Design Conference, Aspen CO (USA)
1965 Consultant to National Design Institute Ahmedabad, India
1967 Director of the undergraduate program at Schule fuer Gestaltung, Basel
1968 Founder and Director of advanced program for visual communication, Schule fuer Gestaltung, Basel
1970 Member of Letragraphica Panel in London, together with Lubalin, Forbes, Minale
1972-1996 Director of Yale Summer Program in Graphic Design, Brissago, Switzerland
1973 Head of Graphics Department, Schule fuer Gestaltung, Basel
1977 Appointed Visiting Professor, Yale University

Important Awards

1948 - 1969 Numerous posters selected as "Best Swiss Posters of the Year"
1964 First prize for logo of Swiss National Exhibition, Lausanne
1966 1. International Poster Biennale, Warsaw; Honorable mention
1971 Honorary member, British Typographic Association
1973 Honorary member, Royal Society of Arts, London
1987 Honorary PhD, Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts
1997 Art Prize, City of Basel

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