This much sought-after book on the Swiss typographic discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter is now available in a reprint.
The Typografische Monatsblätter was one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of “Swiss typography” to an international audience. In existence for more than seventy years, 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 from 1960 to 1990, 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.
Available from mid August
Edited by ECAL Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Louise Paradis with Roland Früh and François Rappo
With photographs by Jonas Marguet
Design: Robert Huber, Louise Paradis