"Romano Hänni: Handprinted Books 1985-2008" Exhibition

Embassy of Switzerland


Romano Hänni
Born in Basel, Switzerland to a printmaker father who worked at an artisanal facility in Zurich, Hanni studied graphic design and typesetting at Basel Art Polytechnic in the 1970s, after which he settled in the city and began making the exquisitely typeset and printed books that he still produces today.
Parts of Hanni's works resemble elements of the early Modernist visual language of pioneers like El Lissitsky, while also attempting to revive the idiom of rule dlines and motifs found in prehistoric wall paintings. Combining these with "text collage" to create new works with fresh meaning, Hanni continues to manifest a profound respect for traditional typesetting and printing techniques while looking ahead towards new, innovative and experimental approaches to so-called "Swiss typography."
This exhibition features around 9 books and new works created for this show in Japan. In addition, magazine articles from TM edited by Hanni, design manuals from Basel newspapers and other materials illustrating his creative and printing processes will also be on display.


Oct 21 (Tue) 2008-Nov 7 (Fri) 2008 

Opening Hours Information

Saturday, Sunday
Open from 9:00-12:00、14:00-17:00
FeePhoto ID required to enter the embassy (driving license, insurance certificate, passport etc)
VenueEmbassy of Switzerland
Location5-9-2 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8589
Access3 minute walk from exit 3 at Hiroo Station on the Hibiya Line.
Related images

Click on the image to enlarge it