100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design


A comprehensive reference work on Swiss graphic design.

A fresh look at Swiss typography and photo-graphics, posters, corporate image design, book design, journalism and typefaces over the past hundred years. With illuminating essays by prominent experts in the field and captivating illustrations, this book, designed by the Zurich studio NORM, presents the diversity of contemporary visual design while also tracing the fine lines of tradition that connect the work of different periods. The changes in generations and paradigms as manifested in their different visual languages and convictions are organized along a timeline as well as by theme. The various fields of endeavor and media are described, along with how they relate to advertising, art, and politics. Graphic design from Switzerland reflects both international trends and local concerns. High conceptual and formal quality, irony and wit are its constant companions. 

Edited by Christian Brandle

Designed by NORM

Published by Lars Müller Publishers, 2014

Hardcover, 350 pages, full color, 8.7 × 13 inches

ISBN: 978-3-03778-399-3