The celebrated and much sought-after issue of the magazine idea focusing on a towering figure in Swiss graphic design, Emil Ruder, is now in print again. idea is a renowned Japanese magazine on international graphic art and typography. Its 333th edition lent 226 pages to Emil Ruder, showcasing his work, influence and legacy in the world of typography and beyond.
It brings together essays, discussions and appraisals from fellow designers, typographers and artists – yielding a comprehensive survey of Ruder’s accomplishments. It engages with the designer’s many years of work and teaching in Basel, his thirty years as publisher of the famous Typographische Monatsblätter as well as his posters, fonts and philosophy.
The extraordinary and comprehensive presentation of the life and works of Swiss typographic legend Emil Ruder sold out shortly after coming off the press. Initially published in 2009 the issue is now available in its original version complemented by commentaries from Michael Renner and Lars Müller.
Edited by Helmut Schmid
Design: Helmut Schmid, Nicole Schmid