Rudi Meyer

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After taking courses with Armin Hofmann and Emil Ruder at the Basel School of Design, Meyer moved to Paris in 1964, where he started working as a freelance graphic, product and interior designer as well as a photographer, cartographer and typographer. He designed logos and corporate identity programs for Waterman, Banque Nationale de Paris; posters for Esso, Festival du Marais in Paris, Kieler Woche (Germany, 1987), LVMH and more. He creates books, catalogues or annual reports for international companies including Michelin, Polaroid, EDF, Renault, IBM, Compagnie Bancaire, Imation.

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Rudi has designed around a hundred posters for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris (1999-2006) and worked for cultural exhibitions and museums such as the MNHA in Luxembourg. As a product designer, he created wristwatches for Lip, signage systems for Capgemini University and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. He worked as a cartographer for the French National Railways (SNCF) and for the Paris Suburban Railways (RER). From 1967 to 2004 he taught at the ENSAD. As a teacher, he has inspired a whole generation of graphic designers by stressing the importance of basic design principles and typographical research.

2017 History of Graphic Design

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