Jost Hochuli: Printed Matter, Mainly Books


Known for his innovative book design and typographic style, Jost Hochuli stands out as one of the most admired mid-20th-century Swiss graphic designers. Working since 1959, Hochuli has created an impressive archive of aggressive book designs and experimental graphic work using wood and linoleum cut typography.

The book aims to be the ultimate synthesis of Hochuli’s work. Structured in three thematic blocks—“Commercial Graphic Design”, “Typefaces Cut in Wood and Linoleum” and “Books”—each section is accompanied by theoretical texts alongside copious examples drawn from Hochuli’s archive.

Includes writings by Hochuli, as well as theoretical essays by Robin Kinross and Hans Peter Wilberg.

Published by Niggli, 2002

ISBN: 978-3-7212-0399-8

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