Will the Real Ernst Bettler Please Stand Up?


Poster for Pfäfferli+Huber Pharmaceuticals, attributed to Ernst Bettler, 1959

In the late 1950s, Bettler was asked to design a series of posters to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfäfferli+Huber. Aware of reports that P+H had been involved in testing prisoners in German concentration camps less than 15 years before, he hesitated, and then decided to accept the commission. “I had the feeling I could do some real damage,” he said later.

Read the full post over at designobserver. Made me think.

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  1. Wow, Tina.. Thanks for pointing this out. I read about these back in an old Adbusters issue… and beyond that, I was NEVER able to find anything about these on the interwebs. I can die now.