"Black and white is the simplest and the most radical expression."
Werner Jeker was born on December 25, in 1944 in Mumliswill, the Swiss German Canton of soleure. He apprtenchip at Hugo Welti studio and obtained of Federal grants of Applied Arts in 1968. He became a freelancers as an illustrator, graphic designer and teacher in1972.
In 1983, He established his studio, "Les Ateliers du Nord" a long side with Antonine Cahen and Claude Frossard. Their projects range from graphic design to industrial design. His clients including cultural, social, commercial institutions: Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Swiss Foundation for Photography, Cinémathèque Suisse, Collection de l'Art Brut, Musée de l'Elysée, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, FNAC Galeries Photo, Cité de la Musique, Magnum Photo. Selected projects: corporate design for Weimar '99, European City of Cultural, 1999; Foundation Schloss Neuhardenberg, Berlin, 2001; Institut National du Patrimoine (INP), Paris, 2002; Signalschmerz Pavilion, Swiss Expo '02, 1998-2002.
Couple years ago, I saw black and white Rene Burri's posters. The ways Jeker's crop and place the type are very unique. The surprising solutions make the posters stand out from other posters. There were not much information about Jeker before. It's great to see his new website that just launch this year. His book design just as excellent as his poster design. It was great that I had an opportunity to do interview for NEWWORK MAGAZINE issue 4 along side with STUDO NEWWORK's team. The size and material of the magazine made very pleasant to see Jeker's poster.
I posted a book that he designed before, Mario Botta Seen by Pino Musi. This is one of the great examples of his book designs. You can also see much more of Jeker's work at his website. I am looking forward to see more great of Jeker's work.