Melchior Imboden, Switzerland (1998)
Melchior Imboden studied graphic design at the Art School in Lucerne. After practical work in Milan and Basel, he was employed as a designer in Zürich. His main field of activity is in poster, book and catalogue design. His posters are part of different permanent collections and have been honoured with numerous awards including: Gold Medal, Brno, 1994; IBCC Award Golden Bee, Moscow, 1996; Bronze Medal, Tokyo, 1998; NY TDC Award, 1998; Bronze Medal, Toyama, 2000; NY ADC Award, 2002; Best Design, Brno, 2002; Silver Medal, Mexico City, 2002; Icograda Award, Chaumont, 2003; Grand Prix, Seoul, 2004; Poster Award, Rüttenscheid, 2004; Josef Binder Award, Vienna, 2004; Icograda Award, Taipei, 2005. His photographs are in several museums and private collections. In 2001–2003 he was a guest professor at the, University for Art and Design, Karlsruhe, and in 2003–2006 he was a guest professor at UdK University for Art and Design, Berlin.