Swiss based design agency, covering works in all areas of print and interactive design. We design books, exhibitions, publications, identities, and websites for cultural institutions, businesses and individuals.

Bänziger Hug, Eisengasse 3, 9000 St.Gallen, Switzerland,



Architecture: Iñaki Abalos, Architektur Forum Ostschweiz, Atelier Miller, Architektura, Barão-Hutter, Christian Kerez, Bureau Dan Budik, Bollhalder Eberle, ETH Zurich, Forrer Stieger, Gunz & Künzle Architects, HNA Architects, idA Architects, klotzholz, Kummer + Partner, Labics, Studio Meili Vogt Conzett, Miller & Maranta, Vogt Landscape Architects. Art / Culture / Fashion / Music: Alpenhof, Amt für Kultur, Art as Foundation, Bayerische Staatsoper, Beni Bischof, Biennale Venice, Bibliothek Hauptpost, Bibliothek Vadiana, Björn Dahlem, Chewing the Scenery, Katalin Deér, Glory Hazel, H.R. Fricker, Kaltehand Natascha Waters, Kram Weisshaar, Mara Züst, Mariel Manuel, Phytopharma, Schweizer Kunst, trans Magazine, tri Publications, We find Wildness, Zeughaus Teufen, Zwoelf Zwei. Institutions / Museum: EPFL, ETH Zurich, Federal Office of Culture, GSD Harvard Graduate School of Design, Accademia di architettura, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Museum Rietberg, University of St.Gallen, Visarte. Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey, Edition Fink, GTA Verlag, Junge Books, kinki Magazine, Mendrisio Academy Press, Niggli Publishers, Park Books, Saiten, Scheidegger & Spiess, Vexer Verlag

Activities, Awards, Contributions, Lectures, Exhibitions, Workshops: ● Foundations, Ideas, Influences, Vegetables and Animals, Grafill Oslo, 2017 (Lecture)  ● Swiss Style Now, 41 Cooper Gallery, Cooper Union, New York, 2016 (Exhibition) ● Swiss Graphic Design in Shanghai, Westbund Art Centre, 2016 (Exhibition) ● Swiss Graphic Design in Seoul, Samwoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2016 (Exhibition) ● Soirée graphique N°9 North (Contribution) ● Book Séance. An afternoon with conversations around the stories, anecdotes and background on awarded books, Helmhaus Zurich, 2016 ● Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2015 (Lilly Keller, Künstlerin, Vexer Verlag) ● Weisraum, Innsbruck, 2016 (Lecture) ● FUBU, For us by us, ZhdK Zurich, 2016 (Lecture) ● CAS Digital Typography «The end is near, the end», Zurich, 2015 (Lecture) ● Zeughaus Teufen, W-A-L-O, Teufen, 2015 (Workshop) ● Serebro Nabora Type Conference, Moscow, 2015 (Lecture) ● Libros Mutantes, Madrid, 2015 (Lecture, Contribution) ● Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2013 (A-Typical Plan, Park Books, Award) ● Tÿpo St.Gallen, Untitled (in collaboration with Kasper-Florio, Lecture) ● HFG Offenbach, Beni Bischof war krank (Workshop) ● Issue Frankfurt, The Most Beautiful Swiss Books (Activity) ● Art Books ( is a non-commercial platform dedicated to the book. It’s goal is to make beautiful and hard to find publications available (Activity) ● Helmhaus Zürich, Publishers′ Tables 2011/2012/2013 (Activity) ● Graphic Magazine No.14, Work & Run: Young Studios (Contribution) ● Graphic Magazine No.12, Manystuff Special (Contribution) ● Unit Editions, Type Only (Contribution) ● FAT Magazine (Contribution) ● Glory Glory 2013 (Contribution) ● Library Paper, Issue 01 (Contribution) ● Dead or Alive (Edition Fink), Frankfurt (Activity) ● Insight into Qompendium, Mudam Luxembourg (Movie) ● Panatom Gallery (Exhibition) ● Seduktion, All you (n)ever wanted (Exhibition) ● Twenty Two for Two Times Elliott (Contribution) ● Étapes n°195 : Quelque part entre graphisme et architecture. (Contribution) ● About Mark Pezinger "Catalog" (Contribution) 


Jungle Books
● Valentina Stieger, Streamlined for Dispatch 
● Jiajia Zhang, Trying to be here … 
● Barão-Hutter, Skeleton Library 
● Seduktion All you (n)ever wanted

● Fabio Marco Pirovino, Reality Pirovino


Samuel Bänziger,, +41 79 220 48 38

Olivier Hug,, +41 79 645 79 62




Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2017

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Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2016  

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● We are not able to offer internships, thank you for your understanding.


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With this current publication The Tenderness of Wolves, Thomas Galler presents an extract of forty drawings from the work group Prison Drawings, which was developed between 2006 and 2017. Prison Drawings includes conceptual illustrative work as well as a digital collection of several thousand drawings which the artist appropriated from the Internet over the last ten years. All drawings from the collections were produced courtesy of inmates over the course of their imprisonment or custody. Many hail from American prisons and represent drawings from the middle of the last century to the present day. A cult for items from the perpetrators’ own hands has given rise to a market for murder memorabilia—also known as murderabilia—which has become established with the emergence of the Internet; alongside drawings it offers letters, hair, clothing, and miscellaneous items and in doing so has made this collection possible in the first place. Edited and designed by Thomas Galler, Krispin Heé, Samuel Bänziger, and Georg Rutishauser.

Three Books have been selected for The Most Beautiful Swiss Books award!

Vierzig Jahre Gegenwart. Die Galerie Wilma Lock in St.Gallen (Scheidegger & Spiess)
The Good Life. A guided visit to the houses of modernity (Park Books)
Art Décor (Edition Patrick Frey)