Sonntag, 27. November 2011


Rolf Hartung: Wellpappe [corrugated board]. Otto Maier Verlag Ravensburg 1966.
From the series Das Spiel mit den bildnerischen Mitteln. 
Stopping Off Place has posted beautiful pics from the english version of another volume of this German series of art education books.

Sonntag, 13. November 2011

Schweizerische Polierzeitung: A look inside

A look at the graphic design elements and some ads.
Second picture: My two favorite columns: Beton (concrete) and Der Unfall des Monats (the accident of the month).
Last Picture: Shows the Hochhaus zur Palme by Max Ernst Haefeli, Werner Max Moser and Rudolf Steiger in Zurich.
Their coverage of the Swiss Expo 64 deserves its own post, coming soon.
Previously: The covers of these magazines.

Mittwoch, 9. November 2011

Schweizerische Polierzeitung

Some covers from the Swiss Construction Foreman Magazine.
Unfortunately the designer of this wonderful example of Swiss Typography remains uncredited. It was typeset and printed at Jacques Bollmann AG, Zurich.
We'll look inside in the next post. Here's a look at one of the backcover ads already:

Dienstag, 1. November 2011

The Monitors

I had the pleasure to meet Dave Tompkins last weekend, whom I had invited for a lecture at a festival that I co-founded a few years ago. I highly recommend his book How To Wreck A Nice Beach that tells the story of the vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop with loads of fascinating detours.
If you ever chat with Dave, don't forget your notebook. I'm glad that I wrote down the name of the above clip which not only has a Bruce Haack meets Basil Kirchin soundtrack feat. a pretty early use of the vocoder (here's the clip with better sound but worse image), but is also a nice late entry to my TV-ident month from this spring.