Armin Hofmann (b. Winterthur, 1920; lives in Lucerne) trained as a lithographer and then worked as a freelance graphic artist; Kunsthalle Basel and the Basel municipal theater were among his clients. His posters are included in collections in Switzerland and abroad; numerous solo and group exhibitions have featured his work. His art created for public spaces in conjunction with major construction projects defines the visual identity of various public buildings in Switzerland. A teacher for many years—in particular, he taught at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel AGS (today’s Basel School of Design) and at Yale University, New Haven, Conn.—Hofmann profoundly influenced a generation of young graphic artists.