I found this little site on the history of graphic design. Pretty good read. It’s unfortunate that the design of the site isn’t all that great.
I was just doing some ebay searching and found auctions for two VERY VERY rare graphic design books.
Publicity and Graphic Design in the Chemical Industry* (Chemie Werbung Und Grafik) – Published in 1967.
Moderne Werbe Und Gebrauchs Grafik Published in 1980.
Both are part of the ABC Verlag series of design books and are authored by Hans Neuburg.
I own both books and dropped a nice chunk of change for them, but they’re so worth it. You almost never find these two books anywhere so this is a super rare opportunity for some lucky person. I wanted to give you guys the heads up so one of you could grab them first. No bids on them yet so you can probably get them for a good price. And no, I have nothing to do with these auctions. Just wanted to spread the love.
Usually when people talk about the International Typographic Style, Müller-Brockmann is the first person always mentioned, and rightfully so. He was the master of the style and still is. But one designer that almost never gets mentioned in the same conversation is one of my all-time favorite designers, Jacqueline Casey. It’s unfortunate that she doesn’t get some of the attention because her work is simply magnificent and does an amazing job of representing the style. As of right now, there are no books readily available (unless you can find this super rare book) that catalogue her work so until then this online gallery will have to do.
Eye Magazine has posted a nice little write-up on Casey and how she was the foremost US practitioner of the International Style.
Brauer Neue is a beautiful typefaced designed by the talented Swiss studio Elektrosmog. Brauer was originally designed by Pierre Miedinger (a nephew of Helvetica designer, Max Miedinger) for a Zurich based brewery called Brauerei Hürlimann. Below are two posters designed by Josef Müller-Brockmann in 1978 that feature the original typeface designed by Miedinger. Elektrosmog took this lost typeface and extended it into a full character set which includes Regular, Bold and Black weights.
You can purchase Brauer Neue from Lineto.