Book Collection: Helvetica Forever

Helvetica forever: Story of a Typeface
Hardcover: 159 pages
Publisher: Lars Muller
ISBN-13: 978-3037781210
Available at Amazon.



Alvin Lustig: design pioneer


Here’s a link to a fantastic resource on the life and work of Alvin Lustig, an American Graphic Designer, 1915-1955. Check out the typographic gallery.

Ladislav Sutnar: design pioneer


Another wonderful post from grain edit, a gallery of images from Catalog Design Progress: Advancing Standards in Visual Communication by K. Lonberg-Holm and Ladislav Sutnar.

The new typography at MoMA

new-typographyThe New Typography, and exhibition now running at the MoMA, December 23, 2009–July 12, 2010, in the Leonard Dobbs Architecture and Design Gallery.
More images can be found here. | MoMA exhibition info here.

Corporate diversity: swiss design


Lars Muller has recently published a book of graphic design work produced for Geigy between 1940-1970. Here’s a link to a few pics and here’s a link to a few more.
Via grain edit/things to look at.

Paul Rand’s business card

While I did once have the opportunity to meet the amazingly talented and sometimes cantankerous Mr. Rand, until now I had never seen his business card before.
Here’s a link to a pic of his card as well as an interesting story.
Via amassblog.

Piet Zwart, dutch graphic designer


A particularly nice slideshow from the Ars Libri collection featuring the work of dutch graphic designer Piet Zwart has been posted on Design Observer. Well worth a look.