Posters for Brocante by Demian Conrad


Swiss designer Demian Conrad has created a series of posters for a flea market in Bellinzona, Switzerland.


Called Mercantico, the posters feature photographed compositions of objects from the market.


Here's some more information from Demain Conrad:


"Brocante" is a french word used for flea and antique markets. "Mercantico" takes the name after this concept.

The idea of the campaign is to capture the attention of the audience by creating artistic and unusual compositions of vintage objects.

Project: Mercantico
Client: Ondemedia
Where: Bellinzona - Switzerland
Art direction design: Demian Conrad
Poster F4
Card A6

Posted on Tuesday December 15th 2009 at 5:42 pm by Natasha Lyons. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • tluke

    kind of a fischli and weiss ripoff, but still nice.

  • B

    I enjoyed fishli and weiss version better
    they made quite a few of these installations
    or is this just a swiss thing?

  • Anja

    I really like the idea of using the products sold at the flea market and composing them into fine balanced structures. Very nice also the choice of the objects.

  • Davina

    Very cool! I like the idea of the objects composition. Full of creativity. Beautiful works thanks!

  • Maria

    very cute.

  • Cecekal

    Beautiful images.
    It has a beautiful composition.
    Well done

  • j

    lovely, but a total rip off of the totally rad duo Fischli and Weiss’s
    “Quiet Afternoon 1984–5”

  • This work for mercantico is not a rip-off of the swiss artists but an “homage” to their work.
    The idea is to use a clear artistic frame and transfer it into a new context.
    As Duchamp teached us, that a common object into an artistic frame change value,
    I personally try to put the artistic frame over a common object, in this case objects coming from a flea market.