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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.

Include sold items

Persil

1938

CHF 520.–

Schweizer Mustermesse, Basel

1938

CHF 880.–

Wauwil

circa 1940

CHF 1270.–

Das Schaufenster, Gewerbemuseum Basel Ausstellung 1944

1944

CHF 1590.–

Pro Infirmis

1944

CHF 480.–

Persil, Es git nüt bessers als Persil!

1944

CHF 1070.–

Pro Infirmis, Hilft Behinderten

circa 1944

CHF 470.–

Hüttinger

circa 1945

CHF 870.–

Binacrine, Shampooing

circa 1945

CHF 970.–

Vacanze in Svizzera

1945

CHF 1270.–

Pro Infirmis

circa 1945

CHF 480.–

Persil es git nüt bessers als

1945

CHF 1170.–

Gevaert Film

1946

CHF 1470.–

Helvetia watches, No one goes home without it !

1946

CHF 1150.–

Helvetia watches, take one home for your folks

1946

CHF 850.–

Feva, Henkel

1947

CHF 570.–

Persil

1948

CHF 790.–

Persil

1948

CHF 470.–

Vacanze in Svizzera

1949

CHF 970.–

Telefonare !

circa 1950

CHF 1090.–

Mettler savon

circa 1950

CHF 2170.–

Matelas Robustas

circa 1950

CHF 490.–

Salubra

circa 1950

CHF 880.–

Le N°11 renseigne

circa 1950

CHF 760.–

Tenta, Wasserdichte Stoffe

1950

CHF 890.–

Materasso Robustas

circa 1950

CHF 370.–

Bell

circa 1950

CHF 920.–

Dispos comme un oiseau ! Contre-douleurs Dr Wild

circa 1950

CHF 830.–

Bata 11.90

1950

CHF 870.–

Rien ne remplace ma laine

circa 1950

CHF 760.–

Sauter

circa 1950

CHF 730.–

Téléphonez !

circa 1950

CHF 1090.–

Persil, ... natürlich mit Persil gewaschen !

1951

CHF 1230.–

Bien sûr, Lavé au Persil

1951

CHF 1150.–

Henniez, Allons boire une Henniez lithinée

1951

CHF 1170.–

Binaca, gut gewappnet mit...

1952

CHF 1200.–

Bell

1952

CHF 930.–

Tenta

1953

CHF 930.–

PTT Oui sur le trafic postal, confiance!

1953

CHF 490.–

Ulvo, Henkel

1953

CHF 550.–

Nescafe, Extrait de café pur en poudre

1954

CHF 690.–

Luzern, Internationale Musik-Festwochen 1954

1954

CHF 630.–

Bell

circa 1955

CHF 600.–

Maryland Stella Filtra

circa 1955

CHF 690.–

Tuch AG Hemden

1955

CHF 890.–

Osram égaie la vie

1955

CHF 1170.–

Cinquantenaire des Automobiles Postales Suisses

1956

CHF 620.–

Le Gaz, Kocht schnell

1956

CHF 570.–

...so erfrischen Rätia Fruchsaftgetränke!

1956

CHF 950.–

Hillman ...et maintenant une HILLMAN 1957

1957

CHF 750.–

Gauloises

1957

CHF 700.–

Genève, Salon International de l'Automobile, 1958

1958

CHF 1300.–

Tenta

circa 1958

CHF 980.–

N°163, Etat des routes

1958

CHF 830.–

Genève, Salon International de l'Automobile, 1958

1958

CHF 530.–

Salami Negroni

circa 1959

CHF 690.–

Ein Bier mit dir

1959

CHF 860.–

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.–

Gauloises

1964

CHF 620.–

Gauloises

1964

CHF 690.–

Bally

1964

CHF 590.–

SBB, Sonntags billet

1966

CHF 970.–

Bell Époque

1969

CHF 430.–

Basel 100 Jahre Zoo

1974

CHF 560.–

Ormond Filtre

circa 1975

CHF 320.–