The inevitable Swiss beauty of Kino Xenix Posters
Created by different graphic designers, the posters of Kino Xenix never meant to be a perishable advertising material. They mirror the programming and artistic development of the movie theater, the personalities of each graphic designer, 30 years of graphic design history, as well as the political and social development of the city. That’s the exact aim of the «Kino Xenix Posters: 1981 – 2013» book project. Curated and presented in just the right form by Cornelia Diethelm (Graphic Designer, Kino Xenix) and Sabina Albanese, the volume studies and presents the changes of Kino Xenix, the film club which, since its beginnings in 1981 as a project of the AJZ (Autonomes Jugendzentrum Zürich / Autonomous Youth Center of Zurich), has been an integral part of the city. Since forever, every month, Xenix gives carte blanche to a designer – with the following prerequisites: portrait layout (A2), two colors and a cinematic theme in the broadest sense. This is a collection of selected posters from 3 decades that capture the essence of what Kino Xenix is about. A screening venue committed to present independent and experimental film and video productions and to take a critical position on various political issues of our times. The book is being published by Zurich’s APPLAUS Verlag.