Happy Birthday Max Bill!! Swiss artist, born 1908, was an architect, graphic designer, and painter. He studied at the Bauhaus and then moved to Zurich where he eventually founded a school of arts. Bill is thought to be the most influential figure in Swiss graphic design, writing and creating profoundly progressive work. His designs are said to be elegant, precise and proportionate. He integrated science and mathematical theories into his art. Two examples are displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum: Construction from 30 Identical Elements with the “Mercedes Star” in the center, and his sculptural variation of the Mobius Strip in white granite.