The new book about Werner Jeker
Book cover, with text printed on transparent plastic slipcase
Master of Design - Series
Edited by Jianping He, published by Pageone (2006)
336 Pages, 19 X 25 cm, Softcover in hard plastic case
More than 300 color illustrations, ISBN 981-245-428-4
english Version / chinese Version
Price 35 Euros, Stores and Publishers 30 % Discount*(minimum of 5 books)
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The Master of Design is a 4-book series which features the masterpieces-inclusive of design philosophy and concepts of four internationally acclaimed graphic designers. They include Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland), Eiko Ishioka (Japan), Pierre Bernanrd (France), and Werner Jeker (Switzerland). Werner Jeker is a graphic designer, exhibition designer and co-head at Berne University of Arts.
See the News for the other volumes in this series.
Below are some sample pages from the book:
p.52, exhibition poster, 1977 (left), exhibition poster, 1979 (right)
p.72, Solothurner Filmtage, 1987
p.82, designs for the theater poster "echec et mat", 1987
p.140, exhibition poster, 1993 (left), exhibition poster, 1994 (right)
p.144, exhibition poster, 1996 (left), exhibition poster, 1998 (right)
Werner Jeker (b. 1944) has received numerous national and international awards, including an Award for "Exeptional Use of Photography in Graphic Design" from the International Center of Photography in New York in 1988, the First Prize for a new series of Swiss Bank Notes in 1989 and the "Grand Prize of Applied Arts" in 1991, awarded by the Vaudoise Foundation for artistic promotion and creation. Furthermore, a great number of his posters have been awarded at the Warsaw, Lathi and Toyama poster exhibitions. His posters are in public collections worldwide.
Werner Jeker is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).
He has implemented various corporate designs like "Weimar '99" (European cultural city 1999, art director for communications); Foundation Schloss Neuhardenberg, Berlin (2001); Institut national du partimoine (INP), Paris (2002); City of Geneva (2004) and since 1984 he is responsible for the corporate design of "Theatre de Vidy", Lausanne. He developed and implemented concept, architecture and scenography of the pavilion SIGNALPAIN at the Swiss National Exhibition EXP0.02 (1998-2002).
In 1984 he co-founded the graphic and industrial design studio "Les Ateliers du Nord" with Antoine Cahen and Claude Frossard. He regularly collaborates with various major, social and commercial institutions such as the "Swiss Foundation for Photography", the "Cinematheque Suisse", various museums in Lausanne, the "Collection de l'Art Brut", the "Musee de l'Elysee" and the "Musee des Arts decoratifs". In Paris he worked for the "FNAC Galeries Photo", the "Cite de la Musique" and the Magnum photo agency.
Since 1965 he has been living and working in the Lausanne area. He set up his own studio in Lausanne in 1972, while teaching at the Lausanne School of Art and Design, where from 1974 to 1986 he was head of the graphics department. He teached 1995-97 as professor in the State College for Design, Karlsruhe/Germany and 1997-98 as visiting docent in the Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD), Paris/France. Since 2003 he is co-head of studies in Visual Communication at Berne University of the Arts BUA, Bern/Switzerland.