Josef Müller-Brockmann

Recent articles about Josef Müller-Brockmann

Killing joke at the expense of history

Issue 91, Spring 2016


Swissted’s typographic homages turn Modernist design history into hollow commodities for a new ‘blank generation’

Unpredictable Swiss design

Issue 90, Summer 2015


The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, created in 1875, was a pioneer institution in collecting graphic…

We made this. Authentic, trilingual landmark

Issue 88, Summer 2014


In the early 1990s I produced a number of facsimile editions of publications of the…

Every word in its place

Issue 84, Autumn 2012


Reading Richard Hollis’s writings, one can’t help wondering how the esteemed graphic designer, writer and…

The endless library at the end of print

Issue 27, Spring 1998


Does the current avalanche of glossy books constitute a genuine design history – or mere graphic ephemera? By Teal Triggs


Issue 50, Winter 2003


Does a small book from nearly 30 years ago encapsulate a ‘golden age’?

Reputations: Josef Müller-Brockmann

Issue 19, Winter 1995


‘I would advise young people to look at everything they encounter in a critical light … Then I would urge them at all times to be self-critical.’

Recent blog posts about Josef Müller-Brockmann

Books received #41

9 January 2020
Book design, Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Reviews, Visual culture

Giovanni Anceschi, Shopfronts of London, Polish Design ABCs and a Swiss design manual by Müller-Brockmann
Here is a selection of four titles that caught our attention in recent months. Published…

Remediation in Warsaw

4 April 2016
Critical path, Graphic design, Posters, Visual culture

Posters aren’t dead, they’re just off the wall. David Crowley explains the thinking behind the forthcoming Warsaw International Poster Biennale
The Warsaw International Poster Biennale is 50 years old in June, writes David Crowley. Once…

AK and A23D on press

18 September 2014
Design history, Graphic design, Posters, Technology, Typography

Two 21st-century letterpress projects breathe new life into this arcane, antiquated but much-loved method of mark-making
The LDF’s opening graphic weekend featured plenty of stimulating events and fascinating displays, with workshops…