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30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typographische Monatsblätter TM RSI SGM 1960-90 | Lars Müller Publishers



If you buy only one typography book this year, make sure it’s the new Lars Müller Publishers title  ’30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typographische Monatsblätter. TM RSI SGM 1960-90′  We’ve been eagerly awaiting this book for over six months and it doesn’t disappoint.

Having been in existence for almost eighty years, the Swiss typographic journal Typogafische Monatsblätter (transl: Typographical Monthly pages) has been a vital forum for concepts and discussion. Also known as the TM, it was one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of Swiss Typography to an international audience, as well as spreading the burgeoning ideas of the New Wave style. The book provides a condensed overview of the period 1960–90: an era of transition in which many factors, such as technology, socio-political contexts, and aesthetic ideologies, profoundly affected and transformed visual language. It features a selection of covers and key images from the journal and presents work by a number of well-known designers such as Emil Ruder, Wolfgang Weingart, Hans-Rudolf Lutz, April Greiman, and Jost Hochuli, thereby enabling a greater understanding of the development of late twentieth-century typography and graphic design.

Edited by École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), Louise Paradis with Roland Früh and François Rappo

Design: Robert Huber, Louise Paradis

Lars Müller Publishers


20 × 29 cm, 7 ¾ × 11 ½ in, 240 pages, approx. 400 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

ISBN 978-3-03778-334-4, English

EUR 50.00 / USD 65.00 / GBP 45.00


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