2014

We made this: Authentic, trilingual landmark

Neue Grafik / New Graphic Design / Graphisme actuel

Lars Müller Publishers, €160

In the early 1990s I produced a number of facsimile editions of publications of the early nineteenth-century avant-garde and I had long wanted to reissue the legendary but extremely rare periodical Neue Grafik / New Graphic Design / Graphisme actuel. Swiss designer and co-founder Josef Müller-Brockmann (1914-96) had given me a complete set.

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Lars Müller, designer, publisher, Zurich

Neue Grafik’s ‘Stile Olivetti’ and ‘Graphic and Jazz Records’.
Top: ‘Graphic Designers of the New Generation’.

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Lars Müller’s long-awaited reissue of Neue Grafik in vivid and authentic facsimile form is an impressive technical and aesthetic achievement. A study slipcase (left) contains all eighteen issues of the trilingual Zurich review (1958-65), the last two of which were published together as a double…

Andrew Robertson, writer, London

The slipcase contains all eighteen issues of the trilingual Neue Grafik / New Graphic Design / Graphisme actuel.

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Read the full version in Eye no. 88 vol. 22 2014

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Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It is available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single issues. You can see what Eye 88 looks like at Eye before you buy on Vimeo.

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