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Stile Olivetti (Walter Ballmer)

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Details: Hans Fischli, Willy Rotzler. Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich. 1961. First edition. Softcover. Perfect bound. 80pp. 220 x 200mm. Printed in black and white, unpaginated. Text in German. Designed by Walter Ballmer.

About: Stile Olivetti - Geschichte Und Formen Einer Italienischen Industrie.

"In 1961 the kunstgewerbemuseum zürich organised the exhibition "stile olivetti" (olivetti style). The striking cover design is based on a huge red letter "o" for "olivetti". The catalogue was designed by Walter Ballmer (*1923), a Swiss graphic designer who had studied in Basel in the 1940s. In 1947 Ballmer had joined the famous studio Boggeri in Milan (where also max huber and Carlo Vivarelli had worked before). Among their clients was olivetti, the leading Italian manufacturer of typewriters, office equipment and later computers. in 1956 Ballmer joined olivetti's in-house advertising department. The company founded by Cestino olivetti and later directed by his son Adriano was a pioneer of modern technology in Italy, but also known for their social services for employees and their unique modernist designs, advertisement and buildings." (Source)

Very good condition; light shelf ware consistent with age, interior clean. Binding tight. Please contact me should you have any further questions about condition.

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