uselesshipstertrash asked: I am a U.S. high school student who has been tasked by my English teacher with writing an essay on any topic of my choosing. For the sake of simplicity, I simply told him I will be writing about “a brief history of modern typeface design.” More specifically (now talking to someone with a proper understanding of typography and its significance), I am hoping you could turn me on to some good books on Swiss/German design and the New Int’l Style from the mid century that I could use in my research.
Man that’s a tough one haha… I’m actually not super knowledgeable about typography, I just like to like type! But if you’re looking for Swiss stuff, I would recommend the following blog:
They also have a books section here:
But if I can think of one book you “have” to read (which I haven’t), it’s this fella:
And maybe some other blogs:
Hmm… what else… that’s all I can think of for now—sorry I wasn’t much help haha!
Ladies and gentlemen, once again, via typetoken—
Neue Grafik, the “International Review of graphic design and related subjects,” was initiated by designer Josef Müller-Brockmann and published in eighteen issues between 1958 and 1965 by an editorial collective consisting of him, Richard Paul Lohse, Hans Neuburg and Carlo Vivarelli (LMNV). The complete volumes are now available in an excellent facsimile reprint from Lars Müller Publishers
—that’s a gorgeous tome right there
Via Brand New—
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—I’m a bit lost for words! All’s I know is that when I saw “it” my jaw literally dropped. An appropriate reaction to this little bit of design perfection. Prepare to see this in every “how to be creative” book from here on out
The Apeloig Type Library is a compilation of ten typefaces created by Philippe Apeloig during the past twenty years of the designer’s outstanding typographic creation.
Through this library, Apeloig’s distinctive approach to letters and type is made visible. Apeloig conceives the process of type design as a research and play between legibility and forms. His designs are defeating legibility but remain accessible for the viewer
Feelin’ The Northern Block’s Arctic Patrol:
A modern angular font influenced by military related computer games. Examples include: Ghost Recon and Medal of Honor