TM SGM RSI 1973 Nr.4 (Weingart cover)


Typographische Monatsblätter
Schweizer Graphische Mitteilungen
Revue suisse de l’Imprimerie

Nr. 4, 1973
April, Avril

Cover design: Wolfgang Weingart
Set in Univers ans Akzidenz Grotesk typefaces

Wolfgang Weingart transformed the covers of the Typografische Monatsblätter published in 1972 and 1973 into “learning covers.” In these covers he put the theses and tenets of renowned theorists and designers up for discussion by interpreting them graphically in fresh and flippant ways and thus making them easier to understand.

Weingart use a quotes from Max Bill, László Moholy-Nagy and Henri Friedlaender on the cover of this issue. 

About Wolfgang Weingart:
(1941) German typographer and graphic designer who studied at the Schule für Gestaltung Basel and taught there and at many other universities and colleges. He is well known for his experimentation with type and for challenging preeminent conventions of modern Swiss typography.

The Typographische Monatsblätter was one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of ‘Swiss typography’ to an international audience. With more than 70 years in existence, the journal witnessed significant moments in the history of typography and graphic design. Its contributors include some of the most influential designers.

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Rare publication
Swiss design

Condition: good (pre-owned - see picture)
There are some wear marks on the cover and backcover.