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The artist and graphic designer Herbert Matter was born in Switzerland in 1907. His interest in art started early in life. In the late 1920s he moved to Paris to participate in its active art scene, studying with Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant, and later working for both Adolphe Cassandre and Le Corbusier. During this time his interest in photography and graphic design became fully developed and led to his breakthrough project, the design of travel posters for the Swiss National Tourist Of...