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30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische MonatsblätterTM RSI SGM 1960-90
Edited by École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), Louise Paradis with Roland Früh and François Rappo
Design: Robert Huber, Louise Paradis
The Typografische Monatsblätter is one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of “Swiss typography” to an international audience. With more than 70 years in existence, the journal witnessed significant moments in the history of typography and graphic design. 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter examines the years 1960–90, that correspond to a period of transition in which many factors such as technology, socio-political contexts and aesthetic ideologies profoundly affected and transformed the fields of typography and graphic design. The book includes a large number of works from well -known and lesser -known designers such as Emil Ruder, Helmut Schmid, Wolfgang Weingart, Hans-Rudolf Lutz, Jost Hochuli and many others.
21.5 × 31.5 cm, 8½ × 12 ½ in, 276 pages, 472 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-03778-334-4, EnglishIndex
6 From Cover to Cover
39 In the Field of Swiss Typography
41 Investigating Typographic Archives
45 A Brief History of TM, 1932–59
Pinnacle of Swiss Typography
65 Swiss Typography: Swiss Magazines,
Die gute Form, Book and Poster Contests
83 Emil Ruder, Univers and the Schule für Gestaltung Basel
Dawn of Dismantlement
99 New Technology: Photocomposition
111 The Influential Manuals
121 Schools and Dissemination
133 The Legacy of Emil Ruder and
141 Research and Creation of New Ideas
185 The Financial Problems
187 New Typographic Waves
201 The Continuation of Hostettler's Work
207 A New Main Editor
223 The Computer
231 Typeface in Focus
239 End of an Era
245 TM Covers 1960–90
270 Notes on Terms
271 Seöected Bibliography
Lufthansa and Graphic DesignVisual History of an Airline
Edited by Jens Müller und Karen Weiland, labor visuell at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Department of Design
Deutsche Lufthansa is one of the most important airlines in the world. Just as long and varied as ist history is the history of its visual identity. The beginning of the 1960s witnessed one of the most important developments in corporate communication. The company employed the designer Otl Aicher and his Gruppe E5 student group at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm to develop a new visual identity for Lufthansa. Largely implemented beginning in 1963, today it ranks as one of the most groundbreaking corporate design solutions of the twentieth century.
With a particular focus on its famous corporate identity, the design and advertising history of Deutsche Lufthansa from the 1920s until today is comprehensively documented here for the first time. Alongside numerous illustrations from the corporate archive and background articles and interviews, this volume contains reproductions from the Ulm study of 1962 and the first corporate design manual for Lufthansa from 1963.
14.8 × 21 cm, 5 ¾ × 8 ¼ in, 128 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, paperback (2012)
ISBN 978-3-03778-267-5, German/EnglishFr.30.00
Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
The publication presents the designs of six internationally renowned bicycle builders whose embrace of the tradition of working in metal brings striking innovation to their craft. Through their manipulation of steel, aluminum and titanium, the builders of Bespoke produce racing bicycles that speed champion athletes to victory, mountain and cyclocross bicycles built to negotiate vertiginous terrain, urban bicycles that stylishly convey commuters, and randonneur bicycles elegantly stripped down for epic journeys. Candid portraits including builder’s inspirations, working methods and bicycles, lavishly photographed in great detail, highlight this exhibition at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design. Bespoke offers a rich and intimate view of objects that sit squarely at the intersection of art, design, craft and performance.
With contributions by Michael Maharam and Sacha White (Vanilla Bicycles)
Photographs by D. James Dee
Includes bicycles by the following builders: Mike Flanigan (A.N.T), Jeff Jones, Dario Pegoretti, Richard Sachs, J. Peter Weigle
24 x 16.5 cm, 9 ½ x 6 ½ in, 128 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, softcover (2010)
ISBN 978-3-03778-204-0, e4 Foreword
10 The Soul of an Old Machine: A Conversation
18 Sacha White
46 Jeff Jones
58 Dario Pegoretti
74 Peter Weigle
90 Mike Flanigan
104 Richard Sachs
Your Chance Encounter
The acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson developed a sequence of spatial experiments for his Your Chance Encounter exhibition in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. His piece challenges visitors to move around and get their bearings, and stimulates them to see the museum as a public space for addressing art and reality critically.
The installations were developed especially for the exhibition. They are arranged in a tight context with the spatial structure of the museum and extend the concept of architecture by the Japanese architecture practice SANAA. Olafur Eliasson does not work only in the museum galleries, but also in the corridors in between and the adjacent courtyards, thus linking the indoor and outdoor areas closely and examining this museum’s unique qualities.
The artist’s book was created in close co-operation with Olafur Eliasson’s studio. Its elaborate design with an extensive pictorial section offers a comprehensive record of the exhibition and an important analysis of this successful artist’s work. An essay by art historian Eve Blau interprets the exhibition in relation to its surroundings and contrasts the experimental approaches of Olafur Eliasson and SANAA, while curator Hiromi Kurosawa introduces the history and context of the museum in Kanazawa.
With texts by Eve Blau, Hiromi Kursawa
24 x 20 cm, 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in, 216 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2010)
ISBN 978-3-03778-211-8, e/jap.
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Metahaven Uncorporate Identity
Edited by Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden, Vinca Kruk) with Marina Vishmidt
Bridging between design, geopolitics, architecture, and branding, Metahaven's Uncorporate Identity defies easy categorization as a monograph. The book is organized as a sequence of five chapters, dealing with data havens and statehood, post-communist architecture, visual legacies of the war on terror, tourist brands and border control, and social networks restructuring soft power, branding and governance internationally. With each chapter comprised of case studies, notes and essays, it explores visual identity in a networked and multi-polar world.
Uncorporate Identity is conceived and edited by Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk) with Marina Vishmidt, and has contributions by Boris Groys, David Singh Grewal, Vladimir Kolossov, Keller Easterling, Dieter Lesage, China Miéville, Chantal Mouffe, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Bruno Besana, Michael Taussig, Regula Stämpfli, Mihnea Mircan, Florian Schneider, Marina Vishmidt, and others.
17 x 24 cm, 6¾ x 9½ in, 608 pages, 400 illustrations, softcover (2010)
ISBN 978-3-03778-169-2, e"Uncorporate Identity questions the purpose and value of design in a neurotic and treacherous era of geopolitical instability." Alice Rawsthorn, International Herald Tribune
"An eye-opening and provocative book." Icon
"A sustained and multivalent investigation into the relationship between design and power, often using visual and design tactics themselves as the form of interrogation. (...) In an appropriately inside-out manner, Metahaven echo Wally Olins definition of corporate identity – 'strategy made visible' – but with an entirely opposite intent." Sam Jacob, Mute
"There hasn't been anything quite this ambitious from a design team since Bruce Mau hit his stride...Uncorporate Identity collects the critical design projects Metahaven has undertaken to date and amplifies them with new material." Rick Poynor, Creative Review
"After decades of corporate identity being reduced to logos, Metahaven has undertaken a larger project to explore identity in politics and culture, online and across borders. This expansive monograph is its own project – the transformation of a design practice into a research laboratory and think tank. An important book." Design Observer
"An important status report for design in the contemporary context (…) Metahaven’s book will be a strong contender for either the sexiest thing in your library carrel or the smartest thing in your beach bag." Alan Smart, Abitare
"One of the most innovative design studios in Europe." Süddeutsche Zeitung
"One of the most radical groups of designers in Europe (…) Metahaven use a research-based, speculative 'meta-design' practice to rethink the structural parameters and channels through which emerging organizational models and political paradigms inadvertently stumble upon a form of communication." Kaleidoscope
"manic and spell-binding"... "the visual forms that emerge in this speculation are fairly astounding: passports printed with cuneiform, bar codes that extrude into architectural space, postage stamps of mirrors and satellites, a national flag composed only of a field of gray, a monopoly board game that imagines the Parisian banlieues." Design Issues