Aviationby Jules Courvoisier
WWI Swiss Air Corps Biplane Poster
Beautiful Art Nouveau Swiss Aviation PosterA student of Grasset between 1902 and 1906, the French-born Courvoisier also studied in Munich, Frankfurt, Italy and England before settling in Geneva in 1911. Although primarily a painter, he explored the field of graphic arts with book illustration and posters-always figurative. This design, part of a series of decorative panels commemorating the Mobilization effort of 1914, was published by Swiss chocolatier, Peter Cailler of Kohler, for the benefit of the Swiss Military. This particular panel allows us to partake in a preflight briefing, deliberating strategy moments before a Swiss airman takes to the skies.