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"Végh-Quartett Musica Viva"

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    1958 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Müller Brockmann, Josef, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MM, shelf 8

The Swiss graphic designer Josef Müller Brockmann developed a signature style based on simple geometric grids in complementary or contrasting colours and sans-serif typefaces. This poster advertising a classical music concert is typical of his prolific graphic output. His connection to music was a personal one as his wife Verena Brockmann was a violinist.

Physical description

Modernist geometric square design in green and blue.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)


1958 (made)


Müller Brockmann, Josef, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Végh-Quartet Musica Viva [Live Music]/ Paul Hindemith/ Alban Berg/ Béla Bartók/ 1st chamber music of the 'Tonhalle' Society Zurich, Thursday the 30th of October 1958, 8.15 p.m./ [venue] 'Kleiner Tonhalle Saal' [small Town Hall room]/ Paul Hindemith: 3rd quartet for strings/ Alban Berg: Lyrical Suite/ Béla Bartók: 4th quartet for strings/ Tickets: 3.30 to 7.70 Swiss Francs/ Advance Ticket sale at the 'Tonhalle' ticket booth
'hug, jecklin, kuoni' Deposit Bank 'oerlikon' of the Swiss Credit Union
[designer] Josef Müller Brockmann
[printed by] City-Druck AG, Zurich
translated from the German


Height: 128.1 cm, Width: 90.4 cm

Descriptive line

"Végh-Quartett Musica Viva" Poster advertising live music concert quartet by J. Müller-Brockmann. Switzerland.


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Concerts; Music


Prints; Posters; Music


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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