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Martin PEIKERT

(1901 – 1975)

Martin Peikert is a Swiss graphic designer. He was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, from which he graduated in 1921. There he made his first advertising drawings so much he felt called by this field. Peikert found his first job at the famous advertising house Propaganda where he created ads, frames and advertising leaflets. After several stays in Germany and Paris, he returned to Switzerland in 1923 where he was hired by Orell Füssli in Zurich. His work is countless: covers, titles, advertisements, commercials.
In 1927, Peikert opened his own workshop in Zug. He received his first orders for tourist posters, especially for Graubünden, a place that is close to his heart, being the Peikert family's holidays destination.
In 1929, he met his first wife, whom appeared several times in his works. Brunette or blonde, in a bathing suit or an evening dress, she became the muse of his posters at that time.
In 1939, after his divorce, he remarried and moved to the canton of Vaud, in Lonay near Lausanne.
Peikert designed many posters celebrating the area: Villars, Les Diablerets but also the Valais with Montana or Champéry, without forgetting the Bernese Oberland. The use of bright, vivid and contrasting colours in his posters praised his love of nature and the mountains.

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Sbrinz, Der schweizerische Reibkäse

1930

CHF 1440.–

Berner Oberland-Bahnen

1937

CHF 670.–

Pontresina, Engadine

circa 1940

CHF 2230.–

Schuls Tarasp Vulpera Bad, Engadin Schweiz

1943

CHF 1370.–

Champéry, Valais Suisse

1945

CHF 1960.–

Lac Champex, Valais

1947

CHF 620.–

New

Engrais Martigny

1947

CHF 490.–

Lac Champex

1947

CHF 2890.–

Wengen, die Heimat der guten Skifahrer

circa 1948

CHF 2970.–

Saint-Moritz, 1ère édition

circa 1950

CHF 1175.–

New

Pontresina, Switzerland

1951

CHF 1240.–

St.Moritz les bains, second edition

1958

CHF 920.–