IDEA INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC ART TYPOGRAPHY - 333
|Pages:||Approx 224 in the magazine.|
|Language:||Japanese & English|
|Format:||9 x 11.75 inches / 230 x 297 mm|
|Release Date:||10 February, 2009|
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IDEA NO. 333
Idea International Graphic Art Typography - 333
Special Issue on Emil Ruder. This issue is more like a book than a magazine, as it only features Emil Ruder.
Emil Ruder (1914Ð1970), Swiss typographer and graphic designer, who with Armin Hofmann helped to found the Basel School (Schule fŸr Gestaltung Basel) and a graphic style known as the Swiss Style.
Ruder was a contributing writer and editor for Typografische MonatsblŠtter. Ruder published a basic grammar of typography titled Emil Ruder: Typopgraphy. The text was published first in German, then in English. The book helped spread and propagate the Swiss Style, and became a basic text for graphic design and typography programs in Europe and North America. In 1962 he helped to found the International Center for the Typographic Arts in New York.
The Swiss Style was defined by the use of sans-serif typefaces, and employed a page grid for structure, producing asymmetrical layouts. Ruder first began teaching at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule of the Swiss city of Basel in 1942. In 1948 Ruder met the artist-printer Armin Hofmann. Ruder and Hoffman began a long period of collaboration. Their teaching achieved an international reputation by the mid-1950s. By the mid-1960s their courses were maintaining lengthy waiting lists.