Karl Gerstner


(1930) Swiss graphic designer, typographer and painter who founded the agency Gerstner, Gredinger + Kutter (GGK), which produced ground-breaking advertising work. Known for integrating Swiss graphic design tradition with conceptual ideology from the American New Advertising.

Selected sources +

  • Friedl, Friedrich, Nicolaus Ott, and Bernard Stein. Typography: an Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques throughout History. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 1998, pp. 245–246
  • Gerstner, Karl, and Manfred Kröplien. Karl Gerstner: Review of 5 x 10 Years of Graphic Design Etc. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2001
  • Hollis, Richard. Swiss Graphic Design: the Origins and Growth of an International Style, 1920–1965. New Haven: Yale UP, 2006, pp. 180–184, 244, 257
  • Amstutz, Walter. WHO’S Who in Graphic Art. Zürich: Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis, 1962, p. 452
  • ‘Eye | Review’