I received an email from Florence based Renato Mancini yesterday. He explained that he had been a student of Oskar Altherr at Altherrhaus in Switzerland in the late 1970’s. He’d read my 2010 blog posts about Altherr and attached the above poster, which he tells me was designed by Altherr in 1954. I am dubious because Altherr never credited his work. But as Mancini was a student at Altherrhaus I hope it is, as there is so little of Altherr's work in existence as most was destroyed in a fire shortly after his death.
I wrote an in-depth 3-part history of his life on this blog. It’s well worth a read. To my mind, this little known graphic designer should be up there with Josef Muller-Brockmann.
To read part one of Mountain Man click here.