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Donald BRUN

(1909 – 1999)

"Humour, sensitivity, tenderness and emotions" are frequently used to describe Donald Brun's posters.
Born in Bale, he trained as an advertising illustrator. From 1933, Donald Brun worked as a freelance graphic designer for several companies including Bata, Bell, Swissair, Persil and Gauloises cigarettes.
Donald Brun rarely works with photo-montage, but almost always designs his posters graphically using pencil, ink and brush on paper. He sometimes composes his poster projects as collages, for example on his posters for the Gauloises cigarettes of 1957 and 1964, where he used a cigarette box to represent the body of the rooster, the French symbol par excellence.
In 1944, he created his famous Persil doll, then his little sister for the telephone company a few years later. Becoming icons of the 50s, these figures are adored by young and old alike.
With very few words, a lot of spirit and colours, Donald Brun gives life to the products of his advertising posters. His anthropomorphic animals become ambassadors of the brand they present and suggest the characteristics of the product itself: the frog and the rain for the waterproof "Tenta waterproof fabrics", the owl symbol of wisdom for "the n°11 informs" or the ox-cook and a tasty meal for "Liebig".
Donald Brun's world is cheerful, his world colourful and his humour timeless.

Include sold items

Persil

1938

CHF 420.–

Schweizer Mustermesse, Basel

1938

CHF 880.–

Wauwil

circa 1940

CHF 1270.–

New

Das Schaufenster, Gewerbemuseum Basel Ausstellung 1944

1944

CHF 1590.–

Persil, Es git nüt bessers als Persil!

1944

CHF 1070.–

Pro Infirmis, Hilft Behinderten

circa 1944

CHF 470.–

Pro Infirmis

1944

CHF 480.–

Vacanze in Svizzera

1945

CHF 1270.–

Persil es git nüt bessers als

1945

CHF 1170.–

New

Hüttinger

circa 1945

CHF 870.–

Pro Infirmis

circa 1945

CHF 480.–

Binacrine, Shampooing

circa 1945

CHF 970.–

Gevaert Film

1946

CHF 1470.–

Helvetia watches, take one home for your folks

1946

CHF 850.–

Helvetia watches, No one goes home without it !

1946

CHF 1150.–

Feva, Henkel

1947

CHF 570.–

Aronal, Pâte dentifrice vitaminée

1947

CHF 1330.–

New

Persil

1948

CHF 790.–

Persil

1948

CHF 470.–

Vacanze in Svizzera

1949

CHF 970.–

Bell

circa 1950

CHF 920.–

Bata 11.90

1950

CHF 870.–

Matelas Robustas

circa 1950

CHF 490.–

Tenta, Wasserdichte Stoffe

1950

CHF 890.–

Téléphonez !

circa 1950

CHF 1090.–

Messe-Kino, Modevorführungen und Cabaret

circa 1950

CHF 230.–

New

Messe-Kino, Mode-Cabaret, Reklamtheater

circa 1950

CHF 230.–

New

Sauter

circa 1950

CHF 730.–

Mettler savon

circa 1950

CHF 2170.–

Materasso Robustas

circa 1950

CHF 370.–

Rien ne remplace ma laine

circa 1950

CHF 760.–

Salubra

circa 1950

CHF 880.–

Dispos comme un oiseau ! Contre-douleurs Dr Wild

circa 1950

CHF 630.–

Telefonare !

circa 1950

CHF 1090.–

Persil, ... natürlich mit Persil gewaschen !

1951

CHF 1230.–

Henniez, Allons boire une Henniez lithinée

1951

CHF 1170.–

Bien sûr, Lavé au Persil

1951

CHF 960.–

New

Bell

1952

CHF 930.–

Arosa, Suisse Switzerland Schweiz

circa 1952

CHF 2300.–

Binaca, gut gewappnet mit...

1952

CHF 1120.–

Ulvo, Henkel

1953

CHF 550.–

New

Persil

1953

CHF 560.–

New

PTT Oui sur le trafic postal, confiance!

1953

CHF 490.–

Tenta

1953

CHF 930.–

Indicolor Plakate, 75 Jahre Jacques Bollmann Zürich

circa 1954

CHF 890.–

New

Indicolor Plakate, 75 Jahre Jacques Bollmann Zürich

circa 1954

CHF 490.–

New

Luzern, Internationale Musik-Festwochen 1954

1954

CHF 630.–

Nescafe, Extrait de café pur en poudre

1954

CHF 690.–

Indicolor Plakate, 75 Jahre Jacques Bollmann

circa 1954

CHF 490.–

New

Indicolor Plakate, 75 Jahre Jacques Bollmann AG Zürich

circa 1954

CHF 770.–

New

Bell

circa 1955

CHF 600.–

Tuch AG Hemden

1955

CHF 890.–

Contra-Schmerz

1955

CHF 460.–

Maryland Stella Filtra

circa 1955

CHF 690.–

Osram égaie la vie

1955

CHF 1170.–

Cinquantenaire des Automobiles Postales Suisses

1956

CHF 620.–

...so erfrischen Rätia Fruchsaftgetränke!

1956

CHF 950.–

Le Gaz, Kocht schnell

1956

CHF 570.–

Hillman ...et maintenant une HILLMAN 1957

1957

CHF 750.–

Gauloises

1957

CHF 700.–

N°163, Etat des routes

1958

CHF 830.–

Genève, Salon International de l'Automobile, 1958

1958

CHF 530.–

Genève, Salon International de l'Automobile, 1958

1958

CHF 1300.–

Swissair to the USA

1958

CHF 870.–

Tenta

circa 1958

CHF 980.–

Salami Negroni

circa 1959

CHF 690.–

Ein Bier mit dir

1959

CHF 860.–

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

circa 1960

CHF 390.–

Merrent in der Eisengasse

circa 1960

CHF 950.–

Meccarillos, 20 Cigarillos Ormond

circa 1960

CHF 760.–

New

Fiera Svizzera, Basilea

1962

CHF 580.–

Salon Auto Genève

1963

CHF 490.–

Genève, Salon Auto, 1963

1963

CHF 970.–

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.–