Schweiz. Konferenz für Sicherheit im Strassenverkehr Bern. designed by Hans Hartmann, Bern in 1963

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Swiss Posters from the 1963 Best Poster Award (Die besten Plakate des Jahres 1963)

Forward and a selection of poster designs entered to the Die besten Plakate des Jahres 1963. Featuring the work of Hans Hartmann, Jörg Hamburger, Jost Hochuli, and Armin Hofmann.


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