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Donald BRUN

(1909 – 1999)

Humour, sensitivity, tenderness and positive emotion are qualities often used to describe the posters of Donald Brun.
Donald Brun explored several diverse graphic styles - the Cubism of his first works, his architectural compositions and the Sachplakat.
In 1944 he created his famous ‘Persil’ doll, then her little sister for ‘Agfa Gevaert’ and then another for the Swiss telephone company. These figures have become 1950’s icons, adored by both the young and old.
On several posters, Donald Brun took a conceptual approach in relating animal figures to the product. For example, for ‘Tenta’ tents, the happy frog suggests rain and the impermeability of these tents. Similarly, a passer-by would identify the cock, on the ‘Gauloises’ cigarette poster with the symbol of France.

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Bains

1928

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Schweizer Mustermesse, Basel

1938

CHF 880.–

Persil

1938

CHF 520.–

Wauwil

circa 1940

CHF 1270.–

Pro Infirmis, Hilft Behinderten

circa 1944

CHF 470.–

Das Schaufenster, Gewerbemuseum Basel Ausstellung 1944

1944

CHF 1590.–

Pro Infirmis

1944

CHF 480.–

Persil, Es git nüt bessers als Persil!

1944

CHF 1070.–

Hüttinger

circa 1945

CHF 870.–

Gevaert Film

circa 1945

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Frühling in der Schweiz

1945

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Persil es git nüt bessers als

1945

CHF 1170.–

Printemps en Suisse

1945

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Vacanze in Svizzera

1945

CHF 1270.–

Vacances en Suisse

1945

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Pro Infirmis

circa 1945

CHF 480.–

Holidays in Switzerland

1945

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Persil, Rien de meilleur que Persil

1945

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Binacrine, Shampooing

circa 1945

CHF 970.–

Non au suffrage féminin

1946

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Gevaert Film

1946

CHF 1470.–

Bata

1946

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Helvetia watches, take one home for your folks

1946

CHF 850.–

Helvetia watches, No one goes home without it !

1946

CHF 1150.–

Elna

1946

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Feva, Henkel

1947

CHF 570.–

Aronal. Pâte dentifrice vitaminée

1947

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Chocolat Tobler, Noisetta, Térésina, Mariella

1947

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Flandor, Dessert-Crème-Pudding

1948

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Persil

1948

CHF 470.–

Persil

1948

CHF 790.–

Gevaert Film

1949

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Swissair

1949

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Swissair

1949

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Vacanze in Svizzera

1949

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Vacantie in Zwitserland

1949

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Holidays in Switzerland

1949

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Vacances en Suisse

1949

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Tenta, tissus imperméables.

1950

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Sauter

circa 1950

CHF 730.–

Rien ne remplace ma laine

circa 1950

CHF 760.–

La Moubra, Montana (Suisse) - Fondation de Launoit

circa 1950

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Salubra

circa 1950

CHF 880.–

Mettler savon

circa 1950

CHF 2170.–

Materasso Robustas

circa 1950

CHF 370.–

Matelas Robustas

circa 1950

CHF 490.–

Tenta, Wasserdichte Stoffe

1950

CHF 890.–

Liebig

circa 1950

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Dispos comme un oiseau ! Contre-douleurs Dr Wild

circa 1950

CHF 830.–

Bata 11.90

1950

CHF 870.–

Telefonare !

circa 1950

CHF 1090.–

Téléphonez !

circa 1950

CHF 1090.–

Le N°11 renseigne

circa 1950

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Pâtes aux oeufs Dalang

circa 1950

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Bell

circa 1950

CHF 920.–

Bien sûr, Lavé au Persil

1951

CHF 1150.–

Henniez, Allons boire une Henniez lithinée

1951

CHF 1170.–

Jetz ein Henniez Lithinée

1951

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Persil... bien sûr, lave au Persil

1951

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Persil ...naturlich mit Persil gewaschen !

1951

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Persil, ... bien sûr, lavé au Persil

1951

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Swissair DC-6

1951

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Persil, ... natürlich mit Persil gewaschen !

1951

CHF 1230.–

Klosters

1952

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Arosa, Suisse Switzerland Schweiz

circa 1952

CHF 2300.–

Bell

1952

CHF 930.–

Binaca, gut gewappnet mit...

1952

CHF 1200.–

Dalang, Pâtes aux oeufs

1953

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Volkswagen, Ihr treuer Freund

1953

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PTT Oui sur le trafic postal, confiance!

1953

CHF 490.–

Tenta

1953

CHF 930.–

Ulvo, Henkel

1953

CHF 550.–

Luzern, Internationale Musik-Festwochen 1954

1954

CHF 630.–

Swissair

1954

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Swissair DC-6

1954

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Swissair, tous les jours 2 services Nice-Genève-Zürich

1954

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Nescafe, Extrait de café pur en poudre

1954

CHF 690.–

Maryland Stella Filtra

circa 1955

CHF 690.–

Autol extra motor oel

circa 1955

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Contra-Schmerz

1955

CHF 460.–

New

Swissair USA

1955

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Swissair USA

1955

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Swissair USA, Lisboa - Nova lorque con DC-7C

1955

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Tuch AG Hemden

1955

CHF 890.–

Certina watch

circa 1955

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Bell

circa 1955

CHF 600.–

Osram égaie la vie

1955

CHF 1170.–

...so erfrischen Rätia Fruchsaftgetränke!

1956

CHF 950.–

Le Gaz, Kocht schnell

1956

CHF 570.–

Davos Parsenn

1956

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Cinquantenaire des Automobiles Postales Suisses

1956

CHF 620.–

Gauloises

1957

CHF 700.–

Arosa, Graubünden Schweiz, Grisons Suisse

1957

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Hillman ...et maintenant une HILLMAN 1957

1957

CHF 750.–

Swissair to South America

1958

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Genève, Salon International de l'Automobile, 1958

1958

CHF 530.–

Tenta

circa 1958

CHF 980.–

Swissair to Japan

1958

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Swissair to India

1958

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Swissair to the Middle East

1958

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Orange Frutta, Rätia Fruchtsaftgetränke

1958

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Swissair to the Miditerranean

1958

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Genève, Salon International de l'Automobile, 1958

1958

CHF 1300.–

Swissair to the USA

1958

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Swissair to India

1958

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Swissair to Switzerland

1958

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Swissair to Japan

1958

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Swissair to South America

1958

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Swissair to the USA

1958

CHF 870.–

N°163, Etat des routes

1958

CHF 830.–

Swissair to the USA

1958

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Swissair to South America

1958

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Swissair to Europe

1958

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Ein Bier mit dir

1959

CHF 860.–

CFF - Toujours à votre service

1959

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Salami Negroni

circa 1959

CHF 690.–

Merrent in der Eisengasse

circa 1960

CHF 950.–

Knie, Cirque Knie, Tigres, La Chaux-de-Fonds

circa 1960

CHF 390.–

Fiera Svizzera, Basilea

1962

CHF 580.–

Genève, Salon Auto, 1963

1963

CHF 970.–

Salon Auto Genève

1963

CHF 550.–

Bally

1964

CHF 590.–

Meccarillos, Cigarillos Ormond

1964

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Gauloises

1964

CHF 690.–

Gauloises

1964

CHF 620.–

Bally

1965

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SBB, Sonntags billet

1966

CHF 970.–

Sport, Sportfreunde bevorzugen den "Sport"

1966

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Bell Époque

1969

CHF 430.–

Davos

circa 1970

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Perrier, la bouteille au noeud papillon

1974

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Basel 100 Jahre Zoo

1974

CHF 560.–

Ormond Filtre

circa 1975

CHF 320.–

Perrier, eau minérale gazeuse naturelle

circa 1980

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