Posts Tagged 'zurich'

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.

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Maps in watercolor

Zurich map in watercolor. Awesome.

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.

Google Zurich

Ever wanted to have look into the Google offices in Zurich? Last thursday, journlist had the chance to walk through the google zurich. Here a video from a Heute journalist (in Swiss German ; ) Have a look>

(posted via m.wordpress.com)

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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