Erich Brechbühl [Mixer] is a Lucerne based independent graphic designer focused on poster and corporate design.
He was born on the 3rd of October 1977, and grew up in Sempach, Switzerland. In 1990, at the age of 13, he started his career with he foundation of Mix Pictures, an organisation for short film productions and cultural events. After a typography apprenticeship near Lucerne [1994-1998] he began an apprenticeship in graphic design at the studio of Niklaus Troxler in Willisau [1998-2002]. Subsequently, he founded his own graphic design studio Mixer in Lucerne. Since 2007 he’s a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale [AGI]. 2009 he was co-founder of the poster festival Weltformat in Lucerne and started the regular exchange meeting for graphic designers called Show & Tell in 2012.
Erich Brechbühl
Löwenplatz 5
6004 Luzern
Switzerland
+41 79 783 36 63
erich@mixer.ch
Lectures
Upcoming
26.06.2017    Typographic Summerprogram, Näfels CH
30.09.2017    16e journée romande de la typographie, Nyon CH
Past
12.04.2017    PolyU, Hong Kong
04.03.2017    WeltTalk, Weltformatkorea, Seoul KR
24.01.2017    UdK Universität der Künste, Berlin DE
10.09.2016    Cooper Union, New York USA
28.06.2016    Typographic Summerprogram, Näfels CH
10.03.2016    Gengdan Institute, Beijing CN
10.03.2016    BIFT, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology CN
10.03.2016    CaFa, Beijing CN
08.03.2016    Xi'an Eurasia University CN
06.03.2016    Xi'an Design Union CN
03.03.2016    UNI Lab, Pudong New District, Shanghai CN
02.03.2016    Shanghai Institute of Visual Art CN
24.02.2016    SADI, Samsung Art & Design Institute, Seoul KR
13.02.2016    Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok RU
15.12.2015    Pädagogische Hochschule Bern CH
28.11.2015    Stage on Paper, Beijing CN
25.11.2015    Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Illustration CH
24.08.2015    Rencontres de Lure, Lurs FR
30.05.2015    Graphic Design Festival Chaumont FR
29.04.2015    KD Lounge, Konstanz DE
28.04.2015    Fachklasse Grafik Luzern CH
13.01.2015    Bauhaus Universität Weimar DE
18.11.2014    Hochschule für Künste Bremen DE
20.10.2014    PaTI – Paju Typographic Institute, Seoul KR
18.10.2014    Samwon Paper Gallery, Seoul KR
16.10.2014    Moscow Design Week RU
15.10.2014    HSE, Higher School of Economics, Moscow RU
04.08.2014    Captcha Designfestival, Mannheim DE
27.06.2014    International Design School, St. Petersburg RU
20.01.2014    Lette Verein, Berlin DE
27.11.2013    China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou CN
15.11.2013    HSE, Higher School of Economics, Moscow RU
29.09.2013    Artist Favourites, Orbital Garden, Bern CH
06.04.2013    TDC Day, Tokio (with Felix Pfäffli) JP
09.12.2011    Pecha Kucha Night, Lucerne CH
27.12.2010    International Type Workshop Lucerne CH
06.08.2010    Phoenix Design Summer, Hangzhou CN
17.01.2010    GUC – German University in Cairo, EG
15.10.2009    AGI Congress 2009, Istanbul TR
09.02.2009    École Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Besançon FR
16.04.2007    Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart DE
Awards
2016
Silver Prize, Public Service Category, Swiss Poster Award 2015 (Welcome to Lucerne)
2015
Bronze Prize, Cultural Category, Swiss Poster Award 2014 (Midsummer Night’s Dream)
3rd Prize, Trnava Poster Triennial, Slovakia (Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Winner, 19th Biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (Salzhaus)
TPDA Award, Taiwan International Graphic Design Award (Midsummer Night’s Dream)
2014
First prize, Grafia Tapani Aartomaa Prix, Lahti Poster Triennial, Finland (The Matterhorn is beautiful)
2013
TDC Prize, Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2013 (Between me and tomorrow)
Nomination Design Preis Schweiz
1st Prize, Int. Biennial of Theater Posters Rzeszow, Poland (Demons)
Bronze Medal, Taiwan International Poster Design Awards (Between me and tomorrow
2012
Golden Bee Award, Golden Bee 10, Moscow (Between me and tomorrow
2010
The Best Posters, Vibre Poster Festival 2009, Iran (Macbeth
2009
Bronze Prize, Cultural Category, Swiss Poster Award 2008 (Die rote Zora)
Bronze Prize, Category Identity Company Implementation, ED Awards (Patient Diagnostics)
Distinction, B2C Launch, Corporate Design Award 2009 (Patient Diagnostics
2008
The most beautiful German Books 2007 (100 best Posters 06)
Grand Prix, Swiss Poster Award 2007 (Die arabische Nacht)
Merit, ADC Awards, New York (100 best Posters 06)
2nd Prize, Concours international d’affiches, Chaumont (Die arabische Nacht
2007
The most beautiful Swiss Books 2006 (Emil Manser)
Silver Bra, Magdalena Festival, Slovenia (Sennentuntschi)
Grand Prix, Lahti Poster Biennial, Finland (Sennentuntschi)
2006
Radio 3fach Kick Ass Award, Lucerne: Geilstes Monatsplakat (Treibhaus-Posterconcept)
Type Directors Club New York: Certificate of Typographic Excellence (im Schtei-Book)
Gold Prize, Cultural Category, Swiss Poster Award 2005 (Sennentuntschi)
2nd Prize, Trnava Poster Triennial (Sennentuntschi
2005
Honorary Mention, Int. Biennale of Theatre Posters Rzeszów (Sennentuntschi)
2004
Honoured Prize of Józef Mroszczak, Int. Poster Biennale Warsaw (Theatersport 3)
Red Dot Award: Communication Design (with distinction) (Im Schtei Poster Series)
2003
The most beautiful Swiss Books 2002 (Agrovision Burgrain)
Bronze Prize, Cultural Posters Section, China International Poster Biennial (Schöner als du
2002
Design Prestige – Int. Award for Design, Int. Biennale of Graphic Design, Brno (Theatersport 1)
Gold Prize, Student Section, Korea International Poster Biennale (Schöner als du)
Jury Member
2018
Ecuador Poster Bienal, Quinto
2017
Mut zur Wut, Heidelberg, Germany
Lahti International Poster Triennial, Finland
Taiwan International Graphic Design Award
BICeBé, Bienal del Cartel Bolivia
2016
Golden Bee 12, Pre-Selection International Jury, Moscow
2015
Graphic Design Festival Scotland, Glasgow
2013
Vibre Poster Festival, Iran
China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou
2011
100 best Posters 10 – Germany Austria Switzerland
Weltformat 11, Student Competition
2008 – 2011
Swiss Poster Award