Zurich - Exhibition

Hand Sign

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal

27 Nov 201528 Feb 2016

Stop! Come here! Super! Facial expressions and hand gestures are the most important non-verbal means of human communication. Hence it is hardly surprising that faces and hands are popular motifs in visual communication, especially in the mass medium of the poster. In posters for consumer items the hand presents desirable products or shows the purpose of certain articles.

The hand can also be used as a symbolically loaded gesture: the clenched fist, the pointed figure or the violent, claw-like hand are an established part of political imagery. As the sign of the creative, designing person the hand develops its potential in culture posters. The exhibition brings together very different examples from poster design that present a brief cultural history of how the hand can be used to express meaningful messages.

  • "Auch Du bist liberal" Poster by Karl Gerstner. Poster created by the Swiss
  • Hand Sign Armin Hofmann, Stadttheater 63/64, 1963, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Poster Collection, © Armin HofmannHand Sign Armin Hofmann, Stadttheater 63/64, 1963, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Poster Collection, © Armin Hofmann

Special Events

Destination: Zurich
Where: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
1875

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Brändle Christian


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ADDRESS:
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96 Zürich, CH-8005 Switzerland