Swiss designer Dafi Kühne has worked with editor Reto Caduff to design and edit a monograph of his work. True Print, published by Lars Müller, contains 152 pages that show the diverse work of Dafi and the designer in his studio. Dafi is known for mixing analogue and digital techniques to produce his distinctive work, using a massive array of tools – from the computer to a pantograph. “Never afraid of getting his hands dirty in his creative workshop, Dafi Kühne embraces the labour involved in the entire process of creating a poster, from initial idea to finished product,” says the publisher. “Fusing modern means with the century-old tradition of letterpress, he forms a new vocabulary for how to communicate through type and form in a truly contemporary way."
The book includes contributions from David Shields and Rudolf Barmettler that discuss the modes of working that Dafi employs and offer an insight into the attitudes of the man himself. Throughout the book the selected projects effortlessly move between styles, showcasing the expansive and impressive portfolio. Photography by Peter Hauser offer an atmospheric behind the scenes glimpse of Dafi at work.
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