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30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse

By Lars Müller Publishers

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The Typografische Monatsblätter was one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of Swiss typography to an international audience, as well as spread the burgeoning ideas of the New Wave style. In existence for almost eighty years, the journal was a vital forum for concepts and discussion. Throughout these years, the Swiss typographic journal witnessed significant moments in the history of typography and graphic design.

30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter provides a condensed overview of the period between 1960 and 1990, an era of transition. In the second half of the 20th century factors such as technology, socio-political contexts and aesthetic ideologies profoundly affected and transformed visual language.

This publication 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. 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter enables a greater understanding of the development of late twentieth-century typography and graphic design.

Lars Müller Publishers
Zurich, Switzerland
Lars Müller Publishers is an internationally active publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland. It came into being in 1983, as a result of the bibliophile passion of designer Lars Müller. The house has made a worldwide name for itself – and not just in specialist fields – with carefully edited and designed publications on architecture, design, photography, contemporary art and society. The publishing program reflects Müller’s own diverse interests, documenting historical developments and contemporary phenomena by presenting compelling work in the visual arts and the design of objects and the environment and exploring its social and cultural relevance.
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