“The posters of photographer and graphic designer Melk Imboden are bound to the Swiss tradition of new graphic which is very much alive, as propagated by Josef Müller-Brockmann, Hans Neuburg, Richard Paul Lohse, Carlo Vivarelli and Max Bill in the 1950s and 1960s. At the same time, however, Melk Imboden commits himself to an individual handwriting. It is an expression of a personal access to content and topic of a design task. His posters are recognisable through a strong rhythmic motion of colour accentuated, suggestive shapes. They primarily form a constructive orientated organisation principle.” Anita Kühnel, curator of the collection Poster and Advertising Art at the Kunstbibliothek in Berlin. Melchior Imboden is the designer of our festival poster this year. In his exhibition, he showcases posters and photographs from his series “Designer Portraits”.