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.
Edition 5 of the excellent Process Journal is now out and it sports a new design: a more flexible grid, updated captioning, new contents page and a brand new cover.
Edition Five contributors include: Christopher Doyle, Thomas Williams, Farrow, Aesop, Winkreative, Moving Brands, Holt Design, Gavillet & Rust, HORT, The International Office, L2M3, Xavier Encinas and Research & Development.
Process also has a new photo stream featuring some behind the scenes images of the publication being printed.
I’m super excited about this exclusive AisleOne feature. The fine folks at Process have released a special edition publication titled: Process 4.5.
Process 4.5 is the first in a series of special edition Process publications. Printed in only black on lightweight 70gsm Bond, Process 4.5 purposely contrasts the usual high production qualities of the quarterly journal, as well acting as a platform to experiment with different formats and production techniques. The publication’s content is a reflection and retrospective of the first four editions of Process Journal.
Consisting of three major parts, the first a comprehensive essay written by typographer and design-lecturer Brad Haylock. The second a typographic analysis of each of the typefaces featured in editions one to four, including type samples and specimens. And finally, a selection of contributors from editions one to four were asked a simple question: What is your process?. Including responses from Brett Phillips (3 Deep Design), Michael C. Place (Build), Mason Wells (Bibliothèque), Tom Crabtree (Manual),Tony Brook (Spin) and more..