A column, cello, cowboy-looking boot and ballet’s foot represent the drama of the Municipal Theater in Basel, Switzerland, at the time of this event. The poster, made by a freelance designer named Armin Hofmann, was created for the famous theater in Basel for their latest performance. Hofmann believed that black and white photography gives a better visual of colors than colored photography. The black and white photo was meant to bring emotion, life and imagination of colors to the average person. Because of Hofmann and his artist ideals, this poster became one of Switzerland’s cultural prides. This poster, and many others done by Hofmann, became an inspiration for thousands of others. Who would’ve thought?
Armin Hoffman: 1965/66 Season Poster for Municipal Theater, Basil. Offset lithograph. Basil, Switzerland, 1965