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Helvetica. Homage to a Typeface, by Lars Müller. "In 1957, Swiss typographer Max Miedinger came up with “Haas Grotesk”. Renamed Helvetica after 1960, this typeface went on to become one of the world’s most used typefaces ever. It embodies the myth of Sachlichkeit, propagated at the time by Swiss Typography. This book sings the praises of its forgotten creator and all those who have contributed to its unparalleled international march of triumph over the past forty years."
Designed in 1957, the Helvetica font is an icon of swiss graphic design, which was a model of sober, functional communication throughout the world in the 1950s and '60s.
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:: BOOKS :: Helvetica Forever - story of typeface, Lars Muller Publishers ... its a classic, although universal and sometimes too common, key to this font is it is timeless #books
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In his illustrated essay, Lars Müller traces the history of “Swiss Graphic Design” from the 1930s to the 1960s. Müller-Brockmann's posters have
Vision and Design, book cover, ©1956 / Design: Elaine Lustig Cohen
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"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott. In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war.