Josef Müller-Brockmann, born 1914, was Swiss graphic designer and teacher. He is known for his concert posters for the Tonhalle in Zurich and is recognised for his simple designs and his clean use of typography (notably Akzidenz-Grotesk), shapes and colours which inspire many graphic designers in the 21st century. 1936 he opened a studio specializing in graphic design.In 1958 he became the founding editor of New Graphic Design along side R.P. Lohse, C. Vivarelli, and H. Neuburg. Josef Müller-Brockmann died in 1996.