The "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio consists of a
hundred posters created by one hundred of the best graphic designers
time, from 24 different countries including China, Japan, Mexico,
Brazil, Zimbabwe, the United-States and most of the European countries,
as a tribute to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, for the Centenary of
death, 1901-2001. Initiated by the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Partners'
Club. In cooperation with the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum of Albi.
printing was limited to only 380. The posters have been exhibited
in major museums and galleries around the world.
Our Complete Collection »
The Designer - Steff
Geissbuhler is a leading designer of corporate identity graphics
and programs. Among the many he has created in more than 25 years
as partner and principal at Chermayeff & Geismar are those
for Merck, Time Warner, NBC, National Public Radio, Telemundo,
Union Pacific Corporation, Conrad Hotels, CARE International and
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to creating
corporate identification symbols, logotypes and programs, Mr. Geissbuhler
is known for his illustrations and graphics that express the character
of large organizations and meet their special needs. He designed
the architectural graphics for the IBM building in New York City,
a complete sign system for the University of Pennsylvania, and
publications and printed materials for corporations such as Mobil,
Philip Morris, and Morqan Stanley, as well as the Alwin Ailey Dance
Theater. Other major assignments have included graphics for the
Smithsonian Institution's Bicentennial exhibition; a travelling
exhibit marking the American Chemical Society's centenary year;
a new identity and centenary graphics for the New York Public Library;
a new identity, marketing, promotional graphics, and sign systems
for the New Victory Theater, off Times Square; and a series of
posters promoting New York City's cultural institutions for the
city's department of Cultural Affairs.
Mr. Geissbuhler's work has been widely recognized both in the
United States and abroad, with awards from the American Institute
of Graphic Arts, the Art Directors Club of New York, Philadelphia
and Los Angeles, the International Poster Biennales, and 'The World's
Most Memorable Poster' competition in Paris. He received the U.S.
Federal Achievement Design Award and was honoured twice with the
First Swiss National Prize for Applied Art. A board member of the
American Institute of Graphic Arts and former president of the
New York Chapter, he is a member of the International Executive
Committee and the U.S. president of the prestigious Alliance Graphique
Steff Geissbuhler received his graduate degree in graphic design
from the School of Art and Design, Basle, Switzerland, in 1964.
After working as a designer for the J.R. Geigy Pharmaceutical Company
in Basle he joined the faculty of the Philadelphia College of Art
where in 1973 he was appointed chairman of the Graphic Design Department.
In addition to teaching, Mr. Geissbuhler was an associate and designer
with Murphy, Levy, Wurman, Architects and Urban Planners, in Philadelphia.
He was also a member of GEE (Group for Environmental Education),
and an associate with the design firm Anspach, Grossman, Portugal,
Inc. in New York before joining Chermayeff & Geismar in 1975.