Rosmarie Tissi, Switzerland (1974)
Rosmarie Tissi grew up in an artistic family in Tayngen in the canton of Schaffhausen. Tissi was educated at the Zurich School of Design and by a four-year graphic design apprenticeship before opening her graphic studio together with Siegfried Odermatt in 1968 in the very heart of Zurich. After working together for ten years, she and her mentor set up the collective studio O&T in 1968. Her designs are characterised by an objectively clear yet undogmatic style, and the approach whereby writing influences form can be called a style-defining characteristic of Tissi’s work. The graphic designer is also known for her love of traveling, which has already taken her to over 60 countries. She is member of AGI since 1974. She has won several prizes and gold medals for her work in Poland, Russia, Germany and Japan. Rosmarie Tissi is a member of many juries of various poster competitions, Poster Biennial and Triennial in USA, Germany, Japan and Switzerland. Her exhibitions in Galleries, National Museums of Modern Art, International Centers of Typographic Arts are outstanding.