25 Years


Sihl + Eika are the largest paper merchant in Switzerland. For their 25th anniversary they wanted to produce a book and series of posters about their history. The problem is, for everyone else their history is pretty boring, (The Office wasn’t set in a paper company for nothing). Lots of pictures of new paper making machines and office expansions. So we created an illustrated history, choosing a world event from each year and reconstructing it out of their paper.

Shown here:

2004 – Tsunami
2001 – Twin Towers
1994 – First GM Tomato
2008 – Global financial crisis
1991 – Ötzi discovered in a glacier
2003 – Federer wins his first Wimbledon title

Photography Beate Sonnenberg