Rosmarie Tissi is a Swiss designer most recognized for her work as a typographer and poster maker. She studied under Siegfried Odermatt, a master of Swiss design. In 1968, after ten years spent working under him, they set up a studio called O&T, which focused primarily on printed matter, posters and custom typefaces.
Her work is important because while she is undeniably part of Swiss design movement, she offers an individualistic graphic language that breaks away from the traditional “Swiss” way of thinking and offers more experimental compositions, colors and type treatments.
In her own words:
“I have always reduced my design to the essential, employed only few elements and played with the proportions and the empty spaces. I believe that this helped to develop a timeless design aesthetics, owned also to the fact that I hardly ever followed any popular trend.”
Design Movement: Swiss/International