A beautifully designed folding colourful brochure in a mint condition shows three views of the spa town Baden in Switzerland on the front, and a bird’s eye view on the back. The images in expressionist style are surrounded by bordures in the tradition of art nouveau.
The brochure was designed by Otto Baumberger (1889-1961), one of the most prominent Swiss designers of advertisements of the 20th century. Baumberger studied art and design in Zürich, ad in 1909 and 1910 in Design Academy in Munich, Academy of Applied Arts in the same city, and at the Académie Colarossi in Paris.
Otto Baumberger, who also did stage sets and fresco design (Zürich-Wiedikon railroad station), was mostly known for his posters, which became the Swiss classics of the 20th century.
The brochure is in a mint condition with thick colour impression, made by a graphic firm J. E. Wolfensberger, known for its high quality production of prints, mostly posters.