Osterwalder studied in Zurich at the commercial art school in those days
in best Bauhaus tradition with Johannes Itten amongst others and, he’d
trained alongside with Walter Herdeg, the first publisher of Graphis &
Graphis Annual, as well as with Werner Zryd, friend of the renowned artist
After this, Hans-Ulrich Osterwalder executed all the things in advertising
which are called Graphic Design in our days. As illustrator he is an autodidact,
but already in the studio of Antoni Boggeri in Milan, Italy, he did his
first series of advertising with his own illustrations and, Boggeri published
his first book of illustrations – an anthology of the blues –
by Joachim Ernst Berendt in 1965.
1987 he followed a call by the renowned graphic designer Bruno Monguzzi
to the Scuola Superiore per arte applicata (CSIA) in Lugano, southern
Switzerland, as a guest lecturer.
Since 1966 Hans-Ulrich Osterwalder is freelance as partner for illustration,
animation, graphic design, composing & photoshop, analog and in the
face of the technical revolution with the computer he is working digital
& three dimensional.
Since 2001 in close cooperation with Peter Schrader initially his trainee
assistant and in the meantime his partner. Peter Schrader graduated in
2003 at the Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften in Hamburg with
his studies of the course Visual Communication.
My visual communication is the image of my reality. My style, if at all,
derives from the alignment of the appropriate work contents, conforming
to the particular issue. Illustrating with the mission: Knowledge should
become more knowledgeable.
H. U. Osterwalder