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30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter

30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter

30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter

30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter

Lars Müller Pub­lish­ers is really killing it this year with all these great titles. The just released title 30 Years of Swiss Typo­graphic Dis­course in the Typografis­che Monats­blät­ter explores the influ­en­tial design jour­nal Typografis­che Monats­blät­ter from 1960 – 90. The book includes works from design­ers such as Emil Ruder, Hel­mut Schmid, Wolf­gang Wein­gart, Hans-Rudolf Lutz, Jost Hochuli and many others.

Def­i­nitely a must-have for any design­ers library.

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.

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Process Journal Edition 5

Process Journal Edition 5

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.

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Exclusive: Process 4.5

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..

View hi-res images of the publication.

You can grab a copy on the Process store.