Donald Brun: Master of the Object Poster November 2, 2012 12:19 PMSubscribe
The legendary Swiss graphic designer Donald Brun (1909-1999) was a master of the Object Poster (where the image is paramount in selling the product), an artform that thrived in the early and mid-20th Century before cheaper paper and printing and distribution methods made it virtually obsolete. Brun's work is marked by humor and whimsy, bright bold colors and shapes, a wide variety of graphic styles (although it is often compared to classic children's book illustrations), and animals. His Bata Poster ("Run like a grasshopper") is often considered to be among the best of these object posters, but modern viewers are often drawn to these yarn-advertising cats. I'm fond of this beaver and these tworoosters.