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 the foundation of Mix Pictures, an organisation for short film productions and cultural events. After a typography apprenticeship near Lucerne [1994-1998], he became an apprentice graphic designer at the studio of Niklaus Troxler in Willisau [1998-2002]. Subsequently, he founded his own graphic design studio Mixer in Lucerne. In 2009 he was co-founder of the Weltformat Graphic Design Festival in Lucerne and started the regular exchange meeting for graphic designers called Show & Tell in 2012.
For his posters he won numerous international awards and since 2007 he’s a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale [AGI].

Erich Brechbühl
Löwenplatz 5
6004 Luzern
+41 79 783 36 63
Selected Clients
Die Zeit
Grey London
International Ice Hockey Federation
Phaidon Press
Pro Helvetia Moscow
Science Notes
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
Ascot Elite
Bundesamt für Gesundheit BAG
Kunstmuseum Luzern
Lindt & Sprüngli
Losinger Marazzi
Migros Klubschule
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Museum Tinguely Basel
Niggli Verlag
Schweizerischer Gewerkschaftsbund SGB
SP Schweiz
Stadt Luzern
Swiss Post
Zodiac Pictures
Zoo Zürich
Solo Exhibitions
09.2020 – 08.2021      Yale Graphic Design, New Haven USA
06.11. – 30.11.2018    Ecuador Poster Bienal, Quito EC
23.11. – 07.12.2017    Bienal del Cartel Bolivia BICeBé, La Paz BO
22.01. – 22.04.2017    Fix & Eri,, Breda NL (with Felix Pfäffli)
06.03. – 06.06.2016    Xi'an Design Union CN
Winner, Category Product and Service Branding, iF Design Award (Viva)
Winner, Category Consumer Products, iF Design Award (Rookie)
Silver Prize, Category Packaging Miscellaneous, European Design Awards (Rookie)
Winner, Category Brand Design & Identity, Red Dot Award (Viva)
Gold Prize, Category Culture, Swiss Out of Home Award (Collectomania)
Silver Prize, Category Digital Out of Home, Swiss Out of Home Award (Weltformat)
Gold Prize, Category Animated, United States Int. Poster Biennial (Weltformat)
3rd Prize, Cultural Poster Category, Bienal del Cartel Bolivia (Weltformat)
Gold Award, Cultural Poster Category, China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou CN (Weltformat)
Jury-Award of We Play Design, China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou CN (Weltformat)
Type Directors Club New York: Certificate of Typographic Excellence (Tür auf Tür zu)
2nd Prize, Int. Biennial of Theater Posters Rzeszow, Poland (Tür auf Tür zu)
Bronze Prize, Animated Category, Poster Stellars, USA (Innerschweizer Filmpreis 2021)
Europe Stellar Winner, Poster Stellars, USA (Collectomania)
Best Poster, Theatrical Posters, Armenia (In the Burrow)
Golden Bee Award, Category 1: Just a Poster, Golden Bee 14, Moscow (Tür auf Tür zu)
Master's Eye Award, Trnava Poster Triennial, Slovakia (SOS Neubad)
Silver Award, Motion Poster Category, Shenzhen International Poster Festival (The Notwist)
Bronze Award, Cultural Poster Category, Shenzhen International Poster Festival (Perplex)
Tom Geismar MA-g Award for graphic design, The Museum of Avant-garde (SOS Neubad)
Gold Award, 12th Wolda, Worldwide Logo Design Award (Game Division)
Silver Prize, Digital Out of Home Category, Swiss Poster Award (Innerschweizer Filmpreis)
Winner, Graphic Designers of the Year, Switzerland Prestige Awards
Grand Prize, Ecuador Poster Bienal (The Notwist)
Jury-Award of Hajime Tsushima, China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou CN (Five Rings)
Bronze Prize, Essence 19, Best of Swiss Graphic Design (Innerschweizer Filmpreis)
Gold Prize, Digital Out of Home Category, Swiss Poster Award 2017 (Welcome to Lucerne)
Gold Prize, Swiss Print Award (Plan Lumière)
Visitor's Award, Int. Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno (Open Club Day)
Golden Bee Award, Category A: Fresh Wind, Golden Bee 13, Moscow (Open Club Day)
Winner, Typography Video Contest, Typomania 2017, Moscow (Be Water)
Winner, 20th Biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (A few messages to space)
Silver Prize, Public Service Category, Swiss Poster Award 2015 (Welcome to Lucerne)
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)
First prize, Grafia Tapani Aartomaa Prix, Lahti Poster Triennial, Finland (The Matterhorn is beautiful)
TDC Prize, Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2013 (Between me and tomorrow)
Nomination Design Preis Schweiz (4 posters from 2012)
1st Prize, Int. Biennial of Theater Posters Rzeszow, Poland (Demons)
Bronze Medal, Taiwan International Poster Design Awards (Between me and tomorrow
Merit, Graphis Poster Annual 2013, New York (Under Milk Wood)
Golden Bee Award, Golden Bee 10, Moscow (Between me and tomorrow
The Best Posters, Vibre Poster Festival 2009, Iran (Macbeth
Bronze Prize, Cultural Category, Swiss Poster Award 2008 (Die rote Zora)
Bronze Prize, Category Identity Company Implementation, European Design Awards (Patient Diagnostics)
Distinction, B2C Launch, Corporate Design Award 2009 (Patient Diagnostics
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
The most beautiful Swiss Books 2006 (Emil Manser)
Silver Bra, Magdalena Festival, Slovenia (Sennentuntschi)
Grand Prix, Lahti Poster Biennial, Finland (Sennentuntschi)
Award Winner, Eulda 07, European Logo Design Annual (IPCT)
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
Honorary Mention, Int. Biennale of Theatre Posters Rzeszów (Sennentuntschi)
Honoured Prize of Józef Mroszczak, Int. Poster Biennale Warsaw (Theatersport 3)
Red Dot Award: Communication Design (with distinction) (Im Schtei Poster Series)
The most beautiful Swiss Books 2002 (Agrovision Burgrain)
Bronze Prize, Cultural Posters Section, China International Poster Biennial (Schöner als du
Design Prestige – Int. Award for Design, Int. Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno (Theatersport 1)
Gold Prize, Student Section, Korea International Poster Biennale (Schöner als du)
08.05.2024    Thinking Creatively Conference, Wenzhou-Kean University CN, USA [online]
06.12.2023    Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Illustration CH
25.10.2023    Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia USA [online]
15.09.2023    Chinese Character Art Triennial, China Academy of Art [online]
05.09.2023    10 Years Neubad, Poster Exhibition Opening, Luzern CH
28.04.2023    Jeudis midi de l'affiche, Bibliothèque de Genève CH
08.12.2022    F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Zürich CH
10.11.2022    Eine Stunde Mit … Erich Brechbühl, Forward Creatives, Vienna AT
29.07.2022    Typographic Summerprogram, Näfels CH
26.07.2022    Creative Paper Confernce​​​​​​​, Munich DE
26.03.2022    The American University in Cairo, EG [incl. Workshop]
27.03.2022    GUC – German University in Cairo, EG
06.01.2021    Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Illustration CH
09.12.2021    F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Zürich CH
02.12.2021    Pädagogische Hochschule Bern CH
16.11.2021    Zerno School, Moscow RU [online]
09.11.2021    HKB Hochschule der Künste Bern CH
05.08.2021    Sreda Obuchenia School, Moscow RU [online]
27.07.2021    Typographic Summerprogram, Näfels CH
01.05.2021    Typojanchi Saisai Talk, Seoul KR [online]
27.04.2021    Typografische Gesellschaft München DE [online]
01.04.2021    Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Graphic Design CH [online]
30.03.2021    MAK im Dialog [with Fons Hickmann], Wien AT [online]
09.01.2021    Zerno School, Moscow RU [online]​​​​
11.12.2020    ICT Berufsbildungscenter, Zürich/Bern [online]
08.12.2020    Fachhochschule Dortmund DE [online]
26.11.2020    Pädagogische Hochschule Bern CH [online]​​​​​​​
04.11.2020    Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia USA [online]
27.10.2020    Academy of Art and Design, Basel CH​​​​​​​ [online]
28.07.2020    Typographic Summerprogram, Näfels CH
28.04.2020    Projector, Kiev UA [online]
14.01.2020    Schule für Gestaltung St. Gallen CH [incl. Workshop]
19.12.2019    Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Vorkurs CH
05.12.2019    Schule für Gestaltung Basel CH
03.12.2019    Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Graphic Design CH
28.11.2019    Pädagogische Hochschule Bern CH
15.09.2019    Literaturhaus Freiburg DE
23.08.2019    Schule für Gestaltung St. Gallen CH
25.08.2019    Typographic Summerprogram, Näfels CH
24.06.2019    Typographic Summerprogram, Näfels CH
12.03.2019    WEI SRAUM Designforum Tirol, Innsbruck AT
03.03.2019    CIC – Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo EG  [incl. Workshop]
22.01.2019    HEAD Geneva CH
17.01.2019    FUBU, ZHdK Zurich CH
06.12.2018    The Basel School of Design CH
06.12.2018    Swiss Cultural Challenge, Basel CH
05.12.2018    Pädagogische Hochschule Bern CH
07.11.2018    Ecuador Poster Bienal, Quito EC [incl. Workshop]
02.11.2018    Shenzhen International Poster Festival CN
12.10.2018    Projector, Kiev UA [incl. Workshop]
30.09.2018    Weltformat Festival, Lucerne CH (about Weltformat)
14.08.2018    Typographic Summerprogram, Näfels CH
04.08.2018    Design Summer, Berlin DE [incl. Workshop]
26.06.2018    Typographic Summerprogram, Näfels CH
03.06.2018    Typomania Tomsk RU
28.05.2018    RANEPA Design School, Moscow RU
26.05.2018    Typomania Festival, Moscow RU
04.05.2018    Ecole d'arts appliqués, La Chaux-de-Fonds CH [incl. Workshop]
29.03.2018    Forward Session, Zürich CH
31.01.2018    F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Zürich CH [incl. Workshop]
​​​​​​​22.01.2018    Ecole d'arts appliqués, La Chaux-de-Fonds CH
28.12.2017    Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipeh TW
09.12.2017    Pädagogische Hochschule Bern CH
24.11.2017    Bienal del Cartel Bolivia BICeBé, La Paz BO [incl. Workshop]
14.11.2017    D3, Dubai Design Week UAE [incl. Workshop]
11.10.2017    10×20×20, Niklaus Troxler Retrospective, Sursee CH
30.09.2017    16e journée romande de la typographie, Nyon CH
26.06.2017    Typographic Summerprogram, Näfels CH
18.06.2017    Forward Festival, Zurich CH
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 [incl. Workshop]
15.12.2015    Pädagogische Hochschule Bern CH
28.11.2015    Stage on Paper, Beijing CN
25.11.2015    Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Illustration CH
07.11.2015    Tag der Typografie, Lucerne CH [incl. Workshop]
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 [incl. Workshop]
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 [incl. Workshop]
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, Tokyo [with Felix Pfäffli] JP
19.05.2012    Hochschule Mannheim DE [incl. Workshop]
09.12.2011    Pecha Kucha Night, Lucerne CH
27.12.2010    International Type Workshop Lucerne CH
06.08.2010    Phoenix Design Summer, Hangzhou CN [incl. Workshop]
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 [incl. Workshop]
16.04.2007    Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart DE [incl. Workshop]
Jury Member
IMDAward, Interactive Media Design Award, Switzerland
Posters for Future, Creatives for Future, Germany
Junge Grafik, Switzerland
Poster Safari × Zurich Design Weeks, Zurich
Offspring Poster Contest, Switzerland
Taipei Design Award, Taiwan
C-IDEA Design Award, Beijing
Ecuador Poster Bienal, Quito
B.I International Poster Art Biennale, Korea
Hong Kong International Poster Triennial
Typomania Festival, All-Russian Typography Posters, Moscow
B.I International Poster Art Biennale, Korea
Taiwan International Student Design Competition
Ukrainian Design: The Very Best Of 2020
Typomania Festival, Moscow
Shenzhen International Poster Festival, China
Ecuador Poster Bienal, Quito
Mut zur Wut, Heidelberg, Germany
Lahti International Poster Triennial, Finland
Taiwan International Graphic Design Award
BICeBé, Bienal del Cartel Bolivia
Golden Bee 12, Pre-Selection International Jury, Moscow
Graphic Design Festival Scotland, Glasgow
Baarer Bier Etikettenwettbewerb, Baar
Vibre Poster Festival, Iran
China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou
ESAG Penninghen, Paris
100 best Posters 10 – Germany Austria Switzerland
Weltformat 11, Student Competition
Plakatwettbewerb Tierversuchsfreie Forschungsmethoden, Geneva
Identity: Best of the Best 2010, Moskau
Kulturplakat, Neues aus Basler Ateliers, Basel
Umweltplakate, Kunstmuseum Luzern (with Hans Erni)
2008 – 2011
Swiss Poster Award
Mark Zeugin Preis, Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst
Denkzettel 07/08, APG / Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst
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