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2278, 15th street
apt 4
San Francisco, CA 94114


French / German / English

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Biography/Work Experience

Educated in graphic design at the Basel School of Design, JBL is an international graphic designer and visual communicator. Founder and principal of the graphic "Studio AND" in Basel. Known more for his posters and postage stamps, JBL has received numerous design awards and published a book about hand signs. JBL works on projects emphasizing visual design, and visual communication. Member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale since 1998, JBL has also a wide experience in teaching. JBL lives now in San Francisco, California.

Professional Specialties

Research in concept for Visualization, Posters, Postage Stamps, Logos (re)design, Type animation.

Graphis Appearances

Graphis Poster 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2022 Protest Posters 2 New Talents 2020, 2021, 2022


Gold Award Graphis Protest Poster 2, New York, 2022 The Creative Review Annual – Longlisted Poster « Moon » / London, 2020 C2A – Creative Communication Award – Honorable mention Poster « Moon » / Paris, 2019 Best award, Korean Society of Basic Design Art International Art + Design. Poster « Hands » / Seoul, South Korea, 2016 Nomination. Urban Aesthetic Poster Design Competition Samsun, Turkey, 2015 Silver Winner. IDA 2014 International Design Awards Los Angeles, 2015 Grant Recipient Sappi, Ideas that Matter Newspaper. Redesigning the San Francisco Street Sheet for Coalition on Homelessness, Boston, 2014 3rd Price Award. Commercial category 12. International Poster Biennal in Mexico Poster Poster « Labyrinth 3 » / Mexico City, Mexico, 2012 Tokyo TDC Excellent Work Award The Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual 2012 Poster « Labyrinth 3 » / Tokyo, Japan, 2012 Second price Award 4. International Triennal of the Stage Poster Poster « First Love » / Sofia, Bulgaria, 2004 Tokyo TDC Merit Award The Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual 1999 Poster « Children in Poster » / Tokyo, Japan, 1999 Prize of the public / Festival d’affiches de Chaumont Poster « Les Vendredis de la Cathédrale » Chaumont, France, 1996

Graphis Awards

Gold / Silver

Proudest Achievements

Guinness record with 10'0000 people on a postage stamp : https://youtu.be/v3PgqOi3w4Y

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Books Authored



Basel School of Design


AGI ( Alliance Graphique Internationale ) AIGA