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Karl Gerstner

Lives and works in Basel, Switzerland


Karl Gerstner, born in Basel, was a theorist, graphic artist, painter and author. As graphic designer and co-founder of the internationally operating advertising agencies "Gerstner + Kutter", later "GGK", he is one of the protagonists of successful Swiss graphic design. As an author, Gerstner has written numerous articles and books on art, such as the classic of the design theory "Compendium for Alphabets. Systematics of Scripture" in 1972. As a theorist, his writing "Kalte Kunst? Zum Standort d...Read more