Josef Muller-Brockmann 1914-1996
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Books on Josef Muller-Brockmann

Josef Muller-Brockmann: Pioneer of Swiss Graphic Design, ed. Lars Muller, 1996.


Books by Josef Muller-Brockmann

"The Graphic Artist and his Design Problems," Teufen 1961.

"Geschichte der visuellen Kommunikation," Niederteufen 1971.

Josef Muller-Brockmann, Shizuko Yoshikawa, "Geschichte des Plakates," Zurich 1971.

"Grid Systems in Graphic Design," Niederteufen 1981.

"Graphic Design in IBM, Typography, Photography, Illustration," Paris 1988.

Josef Muller-Brockmann, Karl Wobmann, "Fotoplakate - Von den Anfangen bis zur Gegenwart," Aarau 1989.

"Mein Leven: Spielerischer Ernst und ernsthaftes Spiel" (autobiography), Baden 1994.


Articles by Josef Muller-Brockmann

"Systematische Grafikerausbilding" (training graphic designers) in: NEUE GRAFIK, Zurich 1960, no. 7.

"International Signs (or Symbols)" in VISION 65, WORLD CONGRESS ON NEW CHALLENGES TO HUMAN COMMUNICATIONS, Carbondale, Illinois 1966.

"Grafik fur die Wissenschaft" (graphic design for science), in: POLYGRAPHISCHES JAHRBUCH 1966, ed. M.Rud. Schulz, Frankfurt am Main 1966.

Untitled, in: INSPIRED TYPOGRAPHY, Type Director's Club of New York, New York 1966.

"Simboli Internazionali," in: MARCATE, Milan 1967, no. 30. "Das kulturelle Plakat: Wesen und Funktion" (essence and function of cultural posters), in: KULTURELLE PLAKATE DER SCHWEIZ published by Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Zurich, Zurich 1974.

"Das unverbesserliche 'A'. Ein Credo fur den typografischen Fundamentalismus" (the incorrigible "A"), in: TRANSATLANTIK, Munich 1989, no. 2.

"Culture and Typography," in TYPOS 2, London, no year.

"Professional Ethics of Designers," in TYPOS 5: London 1982.

"Vom Berufsethos des Designers" (on professional ethics), in WAHRHEIT UND WIRKLICHKEIT, ed. Balthasar Staehelin, Silvio Jenny and Stephanos Geroulanos, Schaffhausen 1982.


Articles on Josef Muller-Brockmann

"Ausstellungsgraphik von Josef Muller-BrockmanN" (graphic design for exhibitions), Willy Rotzler, in: WERK, Winterthur 1949, no. 11.

"Die Hermes Schreibmaschinen AG Zurich" (Hermes Typewriters), o.Timm, in: GRAPHIK, Stuttgart 1951, no. 5.

"Konzertplakate von Josef Muller-Brockman (concert posters), Willy Rotzler, in: GERBRAUCHSGRAFIK, Munich 1951, no. 9.

"Von spielerischem Ernst und ernsthaftem Spiel. Zur Ausstellungsgraphik von Josef Muller-Brockmann, Zurich" (graphic design for exhibitions), Ernst Stussi, in: GEBRAUCHSGRAFIK, Munich 1951.

"Eine Zurcher Polizeiaktion" (Zurich police campaign), Eberhard Holscher, in GEBRAUCHSGRAFIK, Munich 1952. no. 8.

"Josef Muller-Brockmann," in POSTERS, New York 1952.

"Josef Muller-Brockmann," Maria Netter, in GRAPHIS, Zurich 1954, vol. 10, no. 5.

"Dialogs on Graphic Design," in INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, New York 1956, vol. 3, no. 2.

"das moderne typografische plakat" (typographic posters), Paul Schuster, in DER DRUCKSPIEGEL, Stuttgart 1958, sixth series.

"Designs by Josef Muller-Brockmann," G. Pintori and G. Honegger, in "IDEA, Tokyo 1958, vol. 5, no. 27.

MEISTER DER PLAKATKUNST (Masters of Poster Art), catalogue, ed. Hans Fischli, Willy Rotzler, Zurich 1959.

"Exhibition of Muller-Brockmann," Katzhumie Massaru, in "GRAPHIC DESIGN, Tokyo, no year, no. 5.

"On Josef Muller-Brockmann: Opinions," Nagai Kazumasa & Mukai Shutaro, in: DESIGN, Tokyo 1964, no. 19.

"Josef Muller-Brockmann. The Swiss School," Klaus F. Schmidt, in: PRINT, New York 1969, vol. 23, no. 1.

"Plakat hoch drei" (posters cubed), in: DER DRUCKSPIEGEL, Stuttgart 1970, no. 3.

"Josef Muller-Brockmann," no author, in: IDEA, INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING ART, Tokyo 1978, vol. 26, no.150.

"Agenturen: Muller-Brockmann & Co." Dieter Urban in: NOVUM GEBRAUCHSGRAPHIK, Munich 1983, no. 8.

"Josef Muller-Brockmann. The Leader of Theory and Practice from Switzerland," in: IDEA, Special Issue, 30 Influential Designers of the Century, Tokyo 1984.

"Grand Master Series: Josef Muller-Brockmann," Minoru Niijima, in: CREATION, INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN, ART & ILLUSTRATION, Tokyo 1990, no. 3.

"Diseno Constructivista y Concreto," M.Q., in: ARTE, Bogota 1991, no. 11.

Josef Muller-Brockmann," interview with Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin, in: EYE: London 1995, no. 19, vol. 5.