Typografische Monatsblätter / Schweizer Grafische Mitteilungen / Revue suisse de l’imprimerie / Swiss Typographic Monthly Magazine: Journal for Typographic Composition, Design, Communication, Printing and Production edited by Jean-Pierre Graber, No. 5, 1986. Printing and Paper Union of Switzerland, Zurich. 9 x 11.75, 34 pp. plus advertising with German, French and English text. Cover designed by Helmut Schmid.
Featuring a 16-page illustrated article devoted to a correspondence between Helmut Schmid, Osaka and Wolfgang Weingart, Basel in which present day typography is critically observed; the letter-dialog was prompted by The Japan Typography Association and the recently design Japan Typography Annual (No. 9, 1985) by Schmid. Also, “Contributions to Education in Letterform” a post-graduate course in letterform design at the Basle School of Design by Avi Dunkelman.
One of Switzerland’s most important journals, TM provided a platform for education and critical discussions about technology and the trade with experimental and iconic covers expressing specific design ideologies and attitudes. Ultimately, the journal helped spread the influence and emerging developments of Swiss graphic design and typography to international audiences. Near fine with light wear to the front white covers and toning along the spine edge.