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120 YEARS OF SWISS POLITICAL POSTERS

Our exhibition explores how Switzerland has changed politically over the past 120 years through the history of posters.

We begin with Swiss political posters of the 19th century, then explore how different Swiss political parties developed between the two world wars and the changes they brought in the aftermath to women voter's rights, unemployment and the structure of its political systems.

The numerous subjects illustrated in our posters reflect the great upheavals of the 20th century and also more modern aspects such as taxes and immigration.

Votez OUI, Pour le bien du pays

1933 – Willy JORDAN

CHF 570.–

The democratic and federalist Swiss system of referendums which takes place several times a year, produces a multitude of posters.

Initiative de crise, avant la lettre

1935 – Charles L'EPLATTENIER

CHF 450.–

Genuine historical artifacts, these posters transmit their messages without any concession in strong graphic compositions and were important in their time.

Before 1914 propaganda posters were in general simple printed texts, statements without any graphic creation. These ’simple’ posters evidently cost less.

At that time illustrated political posters were rare.

1898 - A POSTER AGAINST THE BUYING OF PRIVATE SWISS RAILWAY COMPANIES

The vote of 1898 which was to decide whether or not the Swiss Confederation could buy private railway companies, brought strong opposition.

Opponents in the canton of Vaud published one of the first illustrated Swiss political posters.

This poster is against the acquisition and was printed by conservatives and federalists. It presents a federal railway train (the future CFF), weighed down by 1 billion of debt and driven by two bears - the bear being the traditional symbol of the canton of Bern and federal power.
A woman in traditional dress from Vaud, confronts the train and clearly says No to the vote, in memory of the centenary of the independence of the canton of Vaud.

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Souvenir de l'émancipation 1798 - 1898, Staats Bahnen

1898 – ANONYME

CHF 1140.–


Despite this poster, the voting population of the canton of Vaud, just as in the rest of Switzerland, voted FOR the nationalization of the Swiss railways on the 20th of February 1898.

FIRST PAST THE POST AND PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION

‘Justice raises a people, Swiss citizens, the 23rd of October,
Vote Yes !’

This poster defends proportional representation against the first past the post system of the Conseil National.

This 1910 initiative was refused.



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Gerechtigkeit erhöht ein Volk, am 23 Okt. stimmet Ja

1910 – Melchior ANNEN

CHF 1230.–


Proportional representation was finally accepted in 1918.

ECONOMIC CRISIS AND UNEMPLOYMENT

Impôt fédéral direct, votez non

1922 – Jules COURVOISIER

CHF 1150.–

These social differences became more pronounced at the end of the war. The bourgeois minority became richer and the majority of the population became impoverished. The general strike of 1918 would leave a profound and lasting impression.

The economy was at pains to recreate employment and unemployment increased at an enormous rate. The 1929 crisis only worsened the situation in Switzerland.

This economic and social tension would continue between the two wars and the ensuing political campaigns were often virulent. The political posters of this time blatantly illustrated the extremity of the opposing passions.

Nein, Extrazulage an Arbeitslose

1928 circa – ANONYME

CHF 680.–


< ‘No more supplementary benefits to the unemployed’

> 'Unemployment will drive the country to its ruin'.

Peuple Suisse, Le chômage conduit le pays à la ruine

1930 circa – Ernst RUPRECHT

CHF 830.–

Votez OUI, Pour le bien du pays

1933 – Willy JORDAN

CHF 570.–

'Vote Yes for the good of the country'.

A poster by Willy Jordan for austerity measures that had been outlined by the Conseil Fédéral to decrease state worker’s salaries by 7.5%.

A law which was massively rejected by referendum the 28th of May 1933.

AN EMOTIVE TIME

It was a time of an impoverishment of the working class, of the general strike of 1918, of the creation of the communist party in 1921, of the economic crisis of 1929 and of street protests.

The left who denounced a capitalism that was bleeding the working classes to the profit of fascism, produced relatively few posters. Perhaps they didn't have the means.

Votez socialiste

1934 circa – ANONYME

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Socialist Party posters against the lowering of working class salaries and against the benefits and corruption of the bosses.

Voter la liste ouvrière socialiste

1930 circa – ANONYME

CHF 770.–

Liste 6 Sozialdemokraten, An die Urnen, Der Kurs geht nach links

1926 – Carl SCHERER

CHF 970.–


The theme of a boat’s helm or the steering wheel to govern the country better, was regularly used by both right and left wing parties.

Votez la liste socialiste, une Genève bien gouvernée

1935 circa – Hugues FONTANET

CHF 1350.–

ANTI-COMMUNISM

Confronting the left was the fear of communism and the fear of the affluent of losing their privileges.

Pour échapper au Bolchévisme, Tu voters les listes radicales

1925 circa – Louis VONLANTHEN

CHF 870.–


Anti-communist feelings grew and became the right’s main argument which it would exploit in all of its campaigns.


Le Paradis des Bolchewiki

1920 circa – ANONYME

CHF 470.–

NON, Le Suisse revenant de Russie

1922 – DELUC

CHF 470.–

Après le Retour des Pèlerins de Moscou

1925 circa – ANONYME

CHF 830.–

To counter a trade union lash back and revolutionary momentum, conservative parties printed striking posters which were often bloody and violent and which played on the fear installed by the Bolcheviks who were represented as assassins.

Artists used strong themes in their imagery such as death, fire, and disorder - Clawed hands menacing towns and mad hoards of Bolcheviks invading streets.

Wählt, Liste 4 Bürgerpartei, Liste 3 Freisinnig

1925 – BIERI

CHF 970.–

Contre La Politique de la Rue Pour l'Ordre Démocratique, Protection de l'Ordre Public OUI

1934 – Emil CARDINAUX

CHF 1170.–

< In this poster, Emil Cardinaux opposes: chaos in the streets where protesters tramp on the Swiss flag, to calm serene crowds voting democratically by raising their hands.

> Neither this (communist left) neither that (Nazi right), but vote no.1 Radical Democrat (centre).

Anonymous electoral poster inciting to vote centre.

Weder So noch So, sondern Sammlung auf die mitte mit Liste 1

1938 circa – ANONYME

CHF 770.–


To fight against the left, the bourgeois camp printed a great variety of posters against new taxes, against social measures which would ruin the country and against Stalin’s ‘servants’.

Oui contre le communisme

1935 – Noel FONTANET

CHF 1170.–

Il est moins 5, Votez 2 fois NON contre les communistes

1935 circa – Noel FONTANET

CHF 870.–

Pour en finir avec le socialo-communisme, acceptez la loi interdisant le parti communiste

1935 – Noel FONTANET

CHF 930.–


The Genevan Noel Fontanet, fervent anti-communist, was certainly the most prolific and most virulent graphic artist of that time. His figures in the style of Ferdinand Hodler are confronted by communism in all its forms in their fight for liberty.

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Green, the Rampart of democracy.

The color green of the radicals and the liberals opposed the red of the communists and of blood, also regularly used as the color of violence, danger and death.

Votez pour le Parti Radical, Rempart solide de la démocracie

1935 circa – C. FÜRER

CHF 670.–

Pour Briser la Chaîne, Votez la Liste Verte

1931 – MAIRE

CHF 770.–

Votez Radical, La chaîne du malheur doit-elle passer partout

1948 circa – Noel FONTANET

CHF 1670.–

Lausanne Rouge? Non, Assez! Votez la Liste Verte Radicale

1949 circa – ANONYME

CHF 730.–

Vote oui pour la défense de nos libertés démocratiques!

1937 – Noel FONTANET

CHF 1070.–

Travailleur si tu veux en sortir, vote Indépendant Chrétien Social

1938 circa – Noel FONTANET

CHF 850.–

The Great Crash of 1929, the effects of which would be felt for years to come, heightened conflict. The rise of the fascism of Mussolini in Italy gave ideas to certain politicians.
Anti-communism and anti-semitism were subjects that were debated in public places and certain
politicians ceased to hide their convictions and aired them openly.
Parties from the extreme right appeared in Switzerland, especially in Geneva with the creation of the ‘National Union Party by Georges Oltramare.

L'union Nationale

Que personne ne s'abstienne, Le pilori

1924 – MONOGRAMM

CHF 690.–

Géo Oltramare was a journalist, polemist, political orator, anti-communist and anti-semite. In 1923 he founded a newspaper called ‘The Pilori’ to express his ideas.

A poster against the socialist candidates Dicker, Pillonnel and Dufaux at the election of the Genevan judicial corps on the 4th of April 1924.

Adhérez à l'Union Nationale

1932 circa – NERI photo

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< Géo Oltramare, admirer of Mussolini is clearly inspired by the ‘Duce’ look on this poster.


> Union National poster against the "trusts and the big bazar" companies, the commercial stores held by Israelite families.

Votez Union Nationale, Contre les trust et les grands bazars, Pour la défense du petit commerce

None – ANONYME

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Posters designed by Noel Fontanet for the National Union:

Gare à l'infection... , Votez Union Nationale

1932 circa – Noel FONTANET


Beware of the ‘communist infection’, one of the most well known slogans between the wars.

Oui contre le communisme, Pour en finir avec les pantins de moscou

1933 circa – Noel FONTANET

CHF 990.–


Léon Nicole president of the Genevan Communist Party and Jean Vincent general secretary of the same party are presented as Stalin’s puppets.

Votez pour l'union Nationale, Les rouges n'auront pas la clef de Genève

1933 circa – Noel FONTANET

CHF 1260.–

< On this poster the socialists Léon Nicole and Jacques Dicker are swept away by the eagle and the key, both symbols of the Republic of Geneva.


> The people are reminded not to whip themselves with a communist whip and to vote for patriotic candidates.

Vous ne leur ferez pas cet affront, Patriote ! Vote avec discipline Entente Patriotique

1933 circa – Noel FONTANET

CHF 750.–

From then until now other movements would regularly occupy the place of the extreme right, anti-foreigner, xenophobic and racist parties.

Action Nationale contre le communisme, Votez oui

1937 – R. MEYER

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< A 1937 poster for ‘National Action Against Communism’ which has a clear fascist message.

A young man, photographed from a low angle, looks towards the future against the background of a Swiss flag. The clear slogan is ‘Order and Liberty’.

GENEVA 9th NOVEMBER 1932 – THE ARMY OPENS FIRE ON PROTESTERS

On the 9th of November 1932 the Swiss army opened fire on communist protesters who were opposed to a National Union meeting. Outcome 13 dead 65 injured.

An historic poster for the renewed election of Frédéric Martin to government. He had called in the army on the 9th of November against communist protesters.

For the illustration on this poster, ‘Against the Revolution…’, Noel Fontanet presents a disarmed soldier being attacked by the protesters. It has been established that no soldiers were badly hurt.

His split open helmet is exactly the same as the one which was photographed by Max Kettel and published in the press at that time.

Contre la Révolution, Electeur ! souviens-toi du 9 novembre, Vote pour Fr. Martin

1933 – Noel FONTANET

CHF 1770.–

REFERENDUM FOR THE ECONOMIC CRISIS EDICT

The 2nd of June 1935, the Swiss people voted on the ‘Referendum for the economic crisis edict’, launched by the socialists and the communists. This referendum aimed at blocking prices and salaries for a period of between 5 to 10 years to guarantee spending power and to guarantee unemployment benefit.
With this project the Confederation also had the right to decide measures in violation of the liberty of commerce and industry and to refuse referendums.

Le danger menace, Pour le conjurer votez NON le 2 Juin 1935

1935 – BIERI

CHF 1470.–


Chiefs of industry and conservatives began a particularly aggressive campaign against this referendum which directly attacked them.
They covered the country in all sorts of posters.

Votez NON, Initiative de crise

1935 – Noel FONTANET

CHF 570.–

On this well known poster by L’Eplattenier, with a Swiss flag in the background, the people proudly surround Guillaume Tell who holds up his crossbow and says ‘NO to the Referendum for the economic crisis edict’.

The text in German is even more explicit: ‘No to the red five year plan’, in reference to the Russian five year plans.

NON, Initiative de crise

1935 – Charles L'EPLATTENIER

CHF 780.–

Initiative de crise, avant la lettre

1935 – Charles L'EPLATTENIER

CHF 450.–

NEIN, Roter Fuenfjahrplan

1935 – Charles L'EPLATTENIER

CHF 750.–

TAXES AND FINANCE

Votation contre l'impôt fédéral direct

1922 – Niklaus STOECKLIN

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In 1922 the Swiss voters refused, 7 to 1, the socialist initiative for a ‘direct tax on wealth’ superior to 80'000 Swiss francs.

The conservators and the agricultural sector were strongly opposed and printed a large number of posters to say so.

The tax office takes on the shape of a hungry spider that attacks the respectable citizen.

Si la loi passe, contrôle de l'Etat, Votez: NON

1922 – Edouard ELZINGRE

CHF 410.–

Les 3 étapes, Votez NON

1922 – Jules COURVOISIER

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Fonctionnaires, Votez: NON!

1922 – Edouard ELZINGRE

CHF 390.–

To mobilize the agricultural sector, several artists made historical references to Arnold de Melchtal’s cows, a Swiss mythical hero who stopped the bailiff taking his cows away.

Votez NON, Le prélèvement en nature

1922 – Jules COURVOISIER

CHF 930.–

Non à la confiscation de la propriété

1922 – Charles Edouard GOGLER

CHF 1330.–

Le prélèvement en nature, Votez. NON!

1922 – Edouard ELZINGRE

CHF 450.–

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Impôt fédéral direct, votez non

1922 – Jules COURVOISIER

CHF 1150.–

Votation contre l'impôt fédéral direct

1922 – Emil CARDINAUX

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Industries suisses, NON à la confiscation des fortunes

1922 – Noel FONTANET

CHF 770.–

NON, Platten a dit

1922 – ANONYME

CHF 270.–

Confiscation fédérale de la propriété, votation sur l'impôt sur la fortune

1922 circa – ANONYME

CHF 120.–



‘Never has a referendum aroused such intense propaganda, to the point that the affluent were afraid of losing their privileges’. (ref: Aux urnes citoyens).

Two of the rare posters that support direct federal taxes.

Impôt Fédéral Direct, Oui !

1918 – Hugo LAUBI

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This poster by Hugo Laubi was printed to be distributed over the whole country, but it was censored in several towns.

Vermögensabgabe Ja!

1922 – Joseph DIVEKY

CHF 650.–

Rat and Skull images against taxes.

Assez de rongeurs, Fisc, Votez NON

1935 circa – Noel FONTANET

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The tax office and new taxes were always a menace.

Two striking posters by Noel Fontanet against Genevan taxes.

25% sur les droits de successions, Votez non contre le projet socialiste

1935 circa – Noel FONTANET

CHF 870.–

OUI, une économie prospère un peuple heureux

1955 circa – VSLB

CHF 530.–


The fiscal climate became more relaxed with the prosperity of the 1950’s and the economic boom of the following decades.

WORKER’S RIGHTS IN POSTERS

The length of working time was a source of numerous conflicts, debates and referendums.
In 1923 the left launched a referendum against the repeal by the government which limited a working week to 48 hours.

The referendum was accepted on the 17th of February 1924 and the 48 hours limit stayed in effect until the end of the 1960’s.

Ja, Fabrikgesetz Art.41

1924 – Fred STAUFFER

CHF 880.–

Travailleurs votez NON

1924 – E SANSONNENS

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Nein, Arbeitszeitverlängerung

1924 – F. MOLL

CHF 630.–

The right to have public holidays, working on Sundays, or the opening of shops on the same day, has resulted in several referendums in the canton of Geneva.

NON aux manoeuvres communistes pour les jours fériés

1950 circa – Noel FONTANET

CHF 450.–

Non à la loi sur le travail, votez 2x Oui à l'initiative "La Suisse et l'emploi"

1996 – EXEM, Emmanuel EXCOFFIER

CHF 330.–

Le 27 novembre, votez NON au travail du dimanche

2005 – EXEM, Emmanuel EXCOFFIER

CHF 290.–

TRADE UNION POSTERS

WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE posters

It needed fifty or so cantonal referendums and two federal referendums of 1959 and 1971, to get there.

These referendums provoked strong opposition from masculine voters and conservatives. Numerous posters against women’s right to vote were printed.

In these posters against the women’s right to vote, the role of women is clearly limited to staying at home and looking after the children.

Vote des femmes, Votez non, pas de bisbilles politiques dans les foyers

1946 – Noel FONTANET

CHF 1730.–


If women had the right to vote…….

She would leave the house in a mess which would only lead to arguments, such as is clearly suggested in this poster by Noel Fontanet.

Non au suffrage féminin

1946 – Donald BRUN

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If women had the right to vote…..

Children would become dirty and left to themselves.

A hyper realist poster showing a dummy abandoned and left to the flies.

A surprising poster by Donald Brun, who normally was an illustrator who dealt with the child’s world in a more sympathetic way.

Si vous ne voulez pas ça ! Votez non contre le suffrage féminin

1940 – Noel FONTANET

CHF 790.–

If women had the right to vote……

She would not be able to decide between the yellows, the reds, the greens or the purples.

'Politics has already divided men, don't be divided. Vote no to women's right to vote'.

La politique a déjà divisé les hommes, ne nous divisez pas, Votez non au suffrage féminin

1946 – ANONYME

CHF 1270.–

Votez NON, La femme ne doit pas être la proie des partis!

1953 – Noel FONTANET

CHF 620.–

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If women had the right to vote….

She would be pray to the parties.


In these posters against women’s right to vote, women were infantilized and restricted in their role to mothers at home.

Why be more feminist than women?

Confédérés! le peuple suisse a rejeté le suffrage féminin. Ouvriers, employés! faites comme lui! votez non

1959 circa – Romain CHAMMARTIN

CHF 630.–

Suffrage féminin, Non, pourquoi être plus féministe ...

1948 circa – André CLOSSET

CHF 990.–

Suffrage féminin, Votez Non, Union pour la défense des intérêts paysans

1950 – Noel FONTANET

CHF 990.–


Yes to women’s right to vote

Frauenstimmrecht Ja, gleiche pflicht, gleiches Recht

1946 – Hans ERNI

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In all of the referendums on women’s right to vote to the end of the 40’s, it is striking to realize that there are very few posters FOR the women’s right to vote.

We can deduce that conservative masculine forces spend much more in order to persuade the public to vote against.



From the 50’s, society evolved and cantons encouraged the public to vote for women’s right to vote and this was finally realized at the federal level in 1971.


Femmes, pensez à vos responsabilités, Votez Oui, Ass suisse pour le suffrage féminin

1952 – J. COURVOISIER

CHF 1170.–

Pour le suffrage féminin

1959 – ANONYME

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OUI les 6 et 7 juin avec le Parti du Travail

1960 circa – ANONYME

CHF 930.–

THE ECONOMY AND THE CONSUMER

RADICAL PARTY POSTERS

LIBERAL PARTY POSTERS

FREISINN POSTERS

In the years preceding the Second World War, the Parti Radical Démocratic, in German 'Freisinnig Demokratische Partei', distanced itself, especially in Zurich, from extreme right movements who wanted Switzerland to adapt to the new Europe.

Freisinn

1939 – ANONYME

CHF 970.–

< This poster from 1939 attests this wish to stay neutral. An anonymous soldier wearing a Swiss army helmet and armed with a sword and shield, is the rampart of Swiss tradition and neutrality.

> This poster by Rolf Gfeller for a political campaign of the FDP party, (Freissinnig Demokratische Partei), praises the assets of a 'solid and free democracy, against defeatism and political indifference, against state socialism and communism'.

Wählt freisinnig, Für eine starke freie Demokratie

1950 circa – Rolf GFELLER

CHF 590.–

VOTE FOR ME

COMMUNIST PARTY, WORKERS PARTY or THE LEFTIST ALLIANCE ?

CIVIL SERVANTS AND PUBLIC SERVICES

THE PENAL CODE IN POSTERS

NEIN, Neue Versorgungs Paläste und wer zahlt?

1938 – ANONYME

CHF 730.–

16 new detention centers, and who pays for them?

Economies that depend on primary school teachers and invalidity benefits.

On the other hand, more money for criminals and swindlers.

The Swiss penal code is driving us to it.

Vote NO!

A referendum against the first Swiss penal code, which among other things, wanted to abolish the death penalty for the advancement of an educative prison system.

NON à la révision de la loi d'organisation judiciaire

1990 – EXEM, Emmanuel EXCOFFIER

CHF 330.–

Tables de la loi selon Blocher, Votez 2x NON

2006 – EXEM, Emmanuel EXCOFFIER

CHF 70.–

BASEL CANTON & A FREE JURA

Ein zweites JA, Wiedervereinigungsinitiative, Gemeinsamer Verfassungsrat

1938 – Niklaus STOECKLIN

CHF 530.–


Vote YES to the referendum for the reunification of the two half cantons of Basel.

After years of combat, the creation of the canton of Jura was accepted by the Swiss population on the 24th of September 1978.

Jura mon pays, Groupe Belier

1975 circa – ANONYME

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OUI, Parti Radical

1978 – Atelier MASMEJAN

CHF 390.–

Oui au canton du Jura

1978 – ANONYME

CHF 330.–

MARXISTS – LENINISTS – ANARCHISTS AND ALTER-MONDIALISTS?

REAL ESTATE VS HERITAGE

Bell Schlachthaus Ja!

1926 – Niklaus STOECKLIN

CHF 790.–


A poster by Nicklaus Stoecklin calling the population of Basel to vote YES to the construction of slaughter-house for ‘Bell’ butchers.

Votez NON à la destruction de la promenade de l'observatoire

1981 – Yves ROBELLAZ ALOYS

CHF 370.–


The painter and graphic artist Alois has several times opposed plans for destructions or reconstructions in the city of Geneva.

NON à un Hôtel, Wilson et le lac pour tous

1990 – Yves ROBELLAZ ALOYS

CHF 530.–

Bénéfices immobiliers, Oui à la justice fiscale

1998 – Helge REUMANN

CHF 290.–


Reumann and Exem against speculation in the construction industry.

Locataires ne vous laissez plus étouffer, Oui à la loi contre la spéculation foncière

2000 – EXEM, Emmanuel EXCOFFIER

CHF 530.–

POSTERS FOR PAQUIS BATHS

In 1986, the city of Geneva took the decision to destroy the old Art Deco outdoor baths in Paquis.

A celebrated poster by Exem which shows a giant octopus tearing off a diving board from the Paquis baths.

This most definitely influenced the referendum result which ended in victory against the project in 1988.

For the last 30 years the Paquis outdoor baths have become a hip area on the Geneva lakeside. It is known throughout Europe.

Non à la destruction des Bains des Pâquis

1988 – EXEM, Emmanuel EXCOFFIER

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NON à la démolition des Bains des Pâquis

1988 – Daniel SUTER

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Bal aux Bains, Samedi 20 mai 1989, Bains des Pâquis

1989 – EXEM, Emmanuel EXCOFFIER

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CULTURE IN POSTERS

FOR AND AGAINST FOREIGN IMMIGRATION


The ‘Union Démocratique du Centre (UDC) and other extreme right movements launched several xenophobic referendums which have created much polemic.

Vigilance, La Suisse à vendre aux plus offrants, Oui pour sauver notre sol

1981 – Pierre-André JACOT

CHF 570.–

< A poster by Tell Jacot for the referendum launched by the extreme right party, ‘L’Action National’, against the right of foreigners to establish themselves in Switzerland. It was named, ‘the referendum against the selling off of national land’, and was rejected by the people on the 6th of June 1982.

> On the 5th of April 1987, the people and the cantons accepted by 67.3% to restrict the right to asylum.

Vigilance, Oui à la révision du droit d'asile, Tous les pays se protègent, la Suisse aussi,

1987 – ANONYME

CHF 570.–

Société des hôteliers de Genève, Votez non, l'initiative xénophobe du 4 décembre 1988

1988 – Eric BUCHE

CHF 360.–


Vote NO, against the xenophobic referendum, ‘For the limitation of immigration’. This referendum was rejected by the people on the 4th of December 1988.


Helge Reuman, for diversity, against the popular referendum ‘Against clandestine immigration’, which was rejected by the people on the 1st of December 1996.

Immigration pourquoi tant de haine, Non a une initiative simpliste et trompeuse

1996 – Helge REUMANN

CHF 290.–

NON aux mesures de contrainte

1994 – EXEM, Emmanuel EXCOFFIER

CHF 370.–

In 1994 a vote was taken on restrictive measures aimed at hardening the conditions of administrative detention before the transit of asylum seekers who’s request had been refused.

The project was accepted and conditions were hardened. The vote took place on the 18th of March 1994.

A superb poster by Exem who reinterprets an image from ‘Tintin le Lotus Bleu’. It was printed in two sizes.

Non aux mesures de contrainte

1994 – EXEM, Emmanuel EXCOFFIER

CHF 95.–

Oui à la libre circulation

2000 – EXEM, Emmanuel EXCOFFIER

CHF 430.–


The Geneva artist Exem used his style called ‘clear line’ to design several magnificent posters which opposed these xenophobic referendums.

Non au seuil d'intolérance, votez non à l'initiative xénophobe des 18%

2000 – EXEM, Emmanuel EXCOFFIER

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THE BLACK SHEEP POSTERS

In 2007 the Swiss UDC party, the Union Démocratique du Centre, published a poster which created much national and international discord:

The Black Sheep posters, ‘For More security’.

UDC, Pour plus de sécurité

2007 – Alexander SEGERT

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During the following years the theme of the black sheep was reused several times by this party.


> In reaction, the humorous artist Mix & Remix, designed this poster, ‘Sheep vote for the UDC’.

Les moutons votent UDC

2011 – MIX & REMIX

CHF 230.–

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Genève, 18e Salon International, Automobile, Moto, CycleGenève, 30ème Salon International de l'Auto, 1960Genève, 39e Salon de l'Automobile, Mars 1969

Le Salon de l'auto Genève

Genève et le Mont-BlancGenèveGenève, Le Salève

Geneva vintage posters

Kunsthaus Zürich, Man RayFilmpodium 1991 CinemafricaAngehrn Boxt, 1998

Swiss Poster Award

Cigarettes Marocaine Vautier, 20 pièces 50 cts.Vautier Cesar, cendre blancheTabac Kisroul, Vautier

The Vautier tobacco company by Cassandre

General Atomic, TrigaGeneral Dynamics, basic forces, exploring the UniverseGeneral Dynamics, Atoms for peace

General Dynamics

Cognac PellissonChocolat KlausCampari. Bitter Campari, the medium Orange Peel (Jester)

Leonetto Cappiello