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Typographische Monatsblätter Research Archive

Typographische Monatsblatter Research Archive

Pre­pare to spend the rest of your day on this site. TM Research Archive is an incred­i­ble web­site that cat­a­logs cover designs of the influ­en­cial jour­nal, Typographis­che Monats­blät­ter. The site focuses on the issues from 1960 to 1990, the period that had the most influ­ence on mod­ern typog­ra­phy, and it fea­tures inter­views with design­ers that have con­tributed to the pub­li­ca­tion over the years, as well infor­ma­tion on the designer and type­face used for each issue.

The site was cre­ated by Louise Par­adis as part of her Mas­ter degree in Art Direc­tion at the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lau­sanne, Switzer­land. The project con­tin­ued with the finan­cial sup­port from ECAL and the Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sci­ences and Arts West­ern Switzerland.

All of the issues pho­tographed were from the pri­vate col­lec­tion of Jean-Pierre Graber, the chief edi­tor of TM for over twenty years.

The site gives you a great sense of how the design evolved over the decades. My per­sonal favorites are the cov­ers designed by Yves Zim­mer­mann, Emil Ruder, Robert Büch­ler and Felix Berman.

What an amaz­ing resource to have avail­able to design­ers. Thank you Louise.

4 Comments on "Typographische Monatsblätter Research Archive"

  • ernesto says

    what a gem!!! thanks

  • Swiss Typog­ra­phy is like a splash of water that clears the dust and blows away the men­tal blocks. You feel fresh, revi­talised, inspired and chal­lenged to try your own hand at some­thing uniquely your own. Typographis­che Monat­blat­ter is one of the best exam­ples of such inspir­ing art. Thanks for shar­ing these exam­ples with us.

  • Swiss Typog­ra­phy is like a splash of water that clears the dust and blows away the men­tal blocks. You feel fresh, revi­talised, inspired and chal­lenged to try your hand at some­thing uniquely your own. Typographis­che Monat­blat­ter is one of the best exam­ples of such inspir­ing art. Thanks for shar­ing these exam­ples with us.

  • Laura says

    Wow when you said pre­pare your­self to be here all day, I didn’t think you were seri­ous! It was so much fun to look through your arti­cles and see so much inspi­ra­tion! I have so many ideas as a designer I don’t even know where to start now! Thank you!