random impressions from switzerland


The mighty Saentis. Today we got to enjoy it in its full glory. Most of the times G hears me say: “This is where you could see the Saentis now, if it wasn’t covered in clouds!”


It keeps amazing me how engrained graphic design is into swiss culture. Check this old-school but awesome logo of a small regional butcher.


Some things haven’t changed since I’ve left this place: They still use old Fiat Panda’s for the mail delivery in my hometown.


Helvetica E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E-! (picture above taken at the Freibad Teufen)

5 Comments leave a comment below

  1. hey, i’m really enjoying all your switzerland stuff! i view your blog daily. well anyway, i was going to make a suggestion to yoU! i am from switzerland, more like my grandpa is… so i still have a lot of family there. and i am also a graphic designer! i would love to head over there and get to experience it all. you should do a post about everything a designer would want to see in switzerland. i love the place, and even morso the history of design within it! just an idea, seeing how you have the best of both worlds! keep up the interesting posts, i love them!

  2. Hi there, I’m a swiss student in multimedia design, and I’ve discovered your blog a few month ago… it’s time to say hello and thank you for your work on this blog, it’s a very nice source of inspiration.

    Glad to see you’re having a nice stay :) And if you’re coming near fribourg come by and say hi ^_^

  3. I do enjoy travelling but I don’t think I could live anywhere else but here in Switzerland. Though there’s one thing that is getting a bit out of hand, and that’s the englishification of all things – the main station is now called RailCity, in Zurich there’s a restaurant called Swiss Chuchi .. (a terrible combination imo).
    But then I find myself reading things in english that are meant in german – like Die Post or Bad Egg :-) It’s confusing.

  4. Apropos your comment on the ingrained aesthetics, I thought of you while browsing through this publication by Lignum, the Swiss Holzwirtschaft:

    I can’t recall what the counterpart American publications look like, but I don’t think they’re nearly as good looking…