Summer 2017

A treat for Tschichold aficionados

Tschicholds Faszikel: Unbekanntes von und zu Jan Tschichold

Written and designed by Jost Hochuli
Edition Ostschweiz, CHF24 / €24

Tschichold in St. Gallen: Jan Tschichold’s reference library in the Vadiana Cantonal Library St Gallen / Jan Tschicholds Arbeitsbibliothek in der Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana St Gallen

Written and designed by Jost Hochuli
VGS St Gallen, CHF28 / €28

These two books will delight aficionados of Jan Tschichold, the German typographer who embodied the tension between Modernism and Classicism in the twentieth century. Both relate to Tschichold’s reference library in the St Gallen Centre of the Book at the Vadiana Cantonal Library in Switzerland. This is now the third principal archive of Tschichold’s work, alongside his correspondence in the Getty Institute, Los Angeles, and his working material in the German National Library, Leipzig…

Covers for Tschicholds Faszikel and Tschichold in St. Gallen, both designed by their author, Jost Hochuli.
Top: Spread from poet Konstantin Biebl’s Zlom, 1928, designed by Karel Teige, featured in Tschicholds Faszikel.

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Christopher Burke, typographer, type designer, design historian, Devizes

Read the full version in Eye no. 94 vol. 24, 2017

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