Posts Tagged 'switzerland'

Beyond 9/11 photographed by Marco Grob wins Emmy

Marco Grob (born in Olten Switzerland, 10′ from where I grew up) has won an Emmy together with TIME for the stunning portraits of “Beyond 9/11 Portraits of Resilience” in the category “New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming”

The The 9/11: Portraits of Resilience project also appeared as a special issue, a film documentary, a book and a photo exhibition. But the website is “perhaps the purest expression of what we attempted to accomplish,” said TIME Managing Editor Rick Stengel. “It’s very gratifying that it was recognized and I want to first of all pay tribute to the brave men and women who suffered through the terrible events of 9/11 and then shared their stories with us and the world.”

(via TIME)

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Most liveable city: Zurich

Nice movie by monocle about Zurich.

For a small city, Zürich’s 50 museums, theatres and concert halls are a subtle hint that there’s more than beautiful architecture, clean living and stunning scenery in Monocle’s favourite city of 2012. A strict corporate culture with a village-style feel that means Zürich is a microcosm of a well-balanced city that larger neighbours could learn from.

Maps in watercolor

Zurich map in watercolor. Awesome.

Switzerland does everything for your perfect summer holidays

Switzerland is known as a country of water, which is hardly surprising with over 7,000 lakes, waterfalls and rivers. And now it’s time to smarten them up for all the tourists who are looking to spend their summer in Switzerland. They are all perfectly accessible on foot — in Switzerland you are never far away from a body of water.

(via swissmiss)

100 years of Swiss graphic design

This expo offers more than just the Helvetica font and is definitely worth a visit if you are in Zurich. – still runs until 3 June 2012.

Swiss graphic design – one of the country’s leading products – is encountered everywhere. While a single individual style cannot be identified, a certain common approach is evident. This is revealed in the striking awareness of quality in the works, in the skilled handcraft, as well as in the precision and reduction to essentials. Graphic design from Switzerland reflects both international trends and local qualities; irony and wit are its constant companions. The view of one hundred years of graphic design shows both the diversity of current visual communication as well as the fine lines of tradition that connect works from different epochs. Alongside the poster and smaller items of printed matter, the show also includes outstanding examples from advertising and information graphics, typography, signage or book design, design objects that relate to graphic design, as well as selected striking advertising spots, and works for web design. Many objects come from the museum’s own collection.

1. Swiss Music Awards: Vote Now!

Who thinks Switzerland is too small for its own Music Awards is wrong: On 27. February 2008 the first Swiss Music Awards are going to elect the best Swiss artists on the Kaufleuten stage in Zurich. However, the Swiss Awards emerged not without any reason are just because it is fancy to have Music Awards. In my opinion, since a while there lies some kind of strengthened “Swiss-feeling” in the air. This may come from our national football team which do not play too bad at the World Championship in Germany last year or because of the forthcoming European Championship in Switzerland. : ) But most of all it emerged from the risen quantity of quality music material of Swiss artists as it can be seen from the Swiss charts where our Swiss rockstars are placed more and more in the top ten. ‘Nuff said – Vote!

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Sunny day in Lucerne

This is the famous Kapellbrücke constructed in 1333.

Posted by ShoZu


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