Poster Collection 07: Armin Hofmann
This volumes presents the most important posters of Armin Hofmann, showing them in relation to Hofmann's fundamental importance as a graphic design teacher and in a context with works from his most famous students, who continued his methods.
An exceptionally influential graphic design teacher, Hofmann instructed, and has seen his methods continued by, such practitioners as Nelly Rudin, Karl Gerstner, Pierre Mendell, Klaus Oberer and Gerard Ifert.
After completing an apprenticeship in lithography, Armin Hofmann (born in 1920) began teaching his own typographic principles at the Basel School of Design in 1947. He and his colleagues, who contributed to the development of Swiss international Style, advocated a belief in absolute and universal graphic expression. Hofmann also taught graphic design at Yale and the Philadelphia Museum School of the Arts.
In 1965 he wrote the Graphic Design Manual, regarded as a fundamental work in the field of modern graphic design and art.
With an essay by Steven Heller and a foreword by Felix Studinka
Edited by Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Designed by Integral Lars Müller and Hendrik Schwantes
Published by Lars Müller Publishers, 2003
Bilingual, with text in English and German
Softcover, 80 pages, 110 color and b&w images, 6.5 × 9.5 inches