Tuesday, 12 August 2008
With no doubt there is no other region in the world which has a comparable density of high class graphic artists as Switzerland has. Day-in, day-out freelance artists and graphic designers are working there on new creations on a high level. Nonetheless these artists are little noticed in their country – in contrast to regions abroad. The artstübli is going to tap this source to give the Swiss population an understanding of the well established Swiss creativity.
artstübli figures itself as support, network, and platform of Swiss graphic arts based in Basel. We would like to reconsider and pilot the exchange within the national creative scene. Due to our curiosity we are already woven in the Swiss creative network. We feel at home within it, know where the strings lead to, and watch this network with tension and confidence. It is necessary to provide a new platform to this by appropriate gallery-exhibitions, the annual ARTig exhibition for graphic arts and the new the new online art-shop.
We are pride to be a part of this year’s “Illustrative” in Zurich, where we are going to present live our “Stübli-Feeling” to the audience on Saturday, 25th of October, featuring a creative combination of illustrative wall-papers, ethnic furniture, and kitschy, old, Swiss alps-panoramas, which will be read a fresh and modern way. This will be done by young Swiss artists from the fields of illustration and graphic arts to graffiti and street art.