Rosmarie Tissi was born in 1937 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and later studied graphic design in Zurich; she still works there today. The influence of the Swiss Style on her posters is evident: she uses strong composition, clean typography and bold colour to catch the eye of passersby. Though she adopts this style as a jumping off point, she puts her unique twist on it by breaking the rules and creating more dynamic designs.
Postmodernism is infamously difficult to define; however, comparing Tissi’s work has been really helpful to me in determining the difference between this and other styles that are similar, such as Modernism.
Tissi is brilliant at laying out type as shapes; also of note are the three typefaces she designed, of which only one is still currently available (Sinaloa, below).
I am a huge fan of Tissi’s body of work: not only did she enter a male-dominated field and make a name for herself, she also continues to do experimental and compelling work to this day.