Celestino Piatti was born in Wagen-Bruttisellen, Switzerland on January 5th 1922. Piatti was trained at Kunstgewerbeschule under Ernst and Max Gubler in Zurich. He was a member of Fritz Buhler’s team from 1944-1948. In 1948, he established his own graphic design studio. Within a few years he designed posters, advertising campaigns, exhibition designs, packaging, illustrations for national and international clients.
In 1941, Patii was commissioned by Deutsche Taschenbuch Verlag to design entire applications and relevant publicity. He designed over 3000 book covers for DTV in 20 years. He created murals showing the Swiss voting system at the Swiss pavilion at Expo’67 in Montreal. He received numerous awards for his posters and books.
Many of his works are owl, which associated with fortune or misfortune; owl could be interpreted as a symbol of wisdom. Not only distinctive owl that he draw but his autograph gives a good “brand” for him. I do really love his autograph. A very warm and lovely hand written.