Yeah yeah, the 1960s and 1970s were great: The Beatles making every teenage girl across the nation swoon and the hippy movement making sure that rainbow colours were firmly “in” but I tell you what else was pretty great; the front covers of the Swiss typography journal Typographische Monatsblätter which are archived in their hundreds across their ridiculously stunning and all pretty comprehensive website.
Running for more than 70 years, the journal set out to showcase to the world the brilliance of Swiss typography and with the covers alone creating quite a stir with their sleek cutting-edge designs you can only imagine just how dreamy the inside content must have been.
Ranging from everything from bold, heavily contrasting numeric designs to the more subtle graphics (just check those hands out!), the archive is simply fantastic. Go on, indulge in some scrolling and trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
- Rodion Kitaev illustrates the goings on of an office party in mammoth detail
- Makings of a Man: It’s Nice That and Harry’s invite you to be a life model for a day
- A higgledy-piggledy, funny yet tragic tale: The Romance of the Skeleton
- Tiago Galo’s refreshing, travel-themed illustrations remind us of sunnier times
- Artist Morgan Blair on her “pathological need to make you laugh”
- Lennarts & de Bruijn’s “hot as hell” campaign for Utrecht club, Ekko
- Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid Originals
- Artist Dominique Pétrin on creating her very own domestic product
- Universal Everything animate emotive wallpapers for new iPhone devices
- Herburg Weiland’s meticulous editorial designs are typographically-driven
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books