History and tradition
The Museum in Klingental 11 is a vibrant centre for art and culture that links global and regional art by displaying pieces by the graphic designer and artist Rolf Rappaz from Basel. Rolf Rappaz (1914-1996) was one of the early graphic designers in advertising in Baseland coined the typical Swiss typo from the postwar era. At the peak of his career in the 1960s, the artist decided to dedicate his full attention to art. He worked as an artist for the next three decades and created an impressively wide range of pieces. The development of the artist's style from commercial art to free art can be perfectly observed in the permanent exhibition in the artist's former atelier. The originally reconstructed graphic and art atelier displays the works on three floors.