Swiss design is strong with Cécile + Roger Design Studio
Led by designers Josef Müller-Brockmann at the Zurich School of Arts and Krafts and Armin Hofmann at the Basel School of Swiss Design -often referred to as the International Typographic Style or the International Style - Swiss Design originated in Switzerland in the 1940s and 50s and defined the graphic design scene in miraculous ways.
Cécile Nanjoud and Roger Gaillard, the duo behind Geneva-based design studio Cécile + Roger are inspired by the styles' simplicity and legibility, with powerful and straight colourful lines and type, their work moves across web, editorial and type design.
“We’re very interested in moving and interactive graphic design. We think that we have yet a lot to learn and to explore in this field. It’s very stimulating” says the duo to It’s Nice That.
“We’re inspired by artists with strong imagery like Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring or Matisse. We’re also inspired by Sachplakat and DADA, two movements which are very important in graphic design history. We like great Swiss graphic designers like Müller-Brockmann or Armin Hofmann because of their essential theory about graphic design. The current Swiss graphic design scene is also a great source of inspiration, especially Luzern’s scene with Studio Feixen or Erich Brechbühl. Finally, we pay attention to illustrators with clear and humorous message like Jean Jullien or Christoph Niemann” they add.