Armin Hofmann
Posters and Silkscreen Prints
Sculptures and Reliefs

Posters are a large and important part of Armin Hofmann’s versatile oeuvre. They impressively illustrate his pioneering design approach and his assessment of visual communication—as a socially responsible activity—that shapes the perception of our world. The 90 posters shown in the exhibition at the Schule für Gestaltung are each shown in their original printing techniques, such as linocut/letterpress and lithography. In addition to Hofmann’s posters, which are limited in color, twelve self-printed silkscreens are exhibited. Hofmann considers these to be a résumé of his teaching for this subject. They document his understanding of color as language. Hofmann has produced numerous spatial works for the campus of the Schule für Gestaltung, which opened in 1961. His sculptures and reliefs, some of which are not open to the public, can be viewed as part of guided tours.

October 20 – November 6, 2020
Tue – Fr, 2 p.m. till 7 p.m, Sat, 10 am till 4 p.m.
Guided tours:
October 24 and 31, 2020, 2 p.m.
October 28, 2020, 5 p.m.

Schule für Gestaltung Basel
Maurerhalle and school area
Vogelsangstrasse 15
4058 Basel

Further information about the exhibitions and events at Schule für Gestaltung Basel can be found on www.sfgbasel.ch.

Video tour through the exhibitions “Armin Hofmann – Posters and Silkscreen Prints” and “Sculptures and Reliefs” at Schule für Gestaltung Basel.