2010

Charles Gayle Solo

— Niklaus Troxler

TDC Prize


 

Charles Gayle Solo (Poster)
Expressing the spontaneity and freshness of Jazz is always a great challenge to me. I want to let a poster looking like just happening, still in the movement of the pencil, not yet finished, but crying and sounding. We all know the term “Action Painting” for paintings in a very fast and spontaneous manner. In the same way I liked to visualize the music of saxophone player Charles Gayle – just by drawing with a simple pencil.


Niklaus Troxler
Born in Willisau, Switzerland in 1947. Studied typography and graphic design at the Art School of Lucerne. Own graphic design studio since 1973. Organizer of jazz concerts (since 1966) and an annual Jazz Festival (1975-2009) in his home town Willisau.
Winner of many international design awards. His works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hamburg Industrial Arts Museum, the Wilanow Poster Museum in Warsaw, the Essen Poster Museum, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Zurich Poster Collection, the Staedelijk Museum in Amsterdam among others.
Since 1998, he is professor at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart/Germany.
He is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) since 1989.