Original 1951 edition spotlighting A. M. Cassandre and Erberto Carboni
Walter Herdeg (Editor): GRAPHIS 34. Zurich: Graphis Press 1951. Volume 6, No. 34, 1951. Original edition. A near-fine original magazine with very mild wear to cover. Cover by Anton Clave.
9.25 x 11.75 magazine with 104 pages of b/w and color examples of modern graphic design, circa 1951. Text in in English, French and German.Graphis was (and still is) one of the most important and influential European graphic design publication. Each issue always showcased the best graphic and applied art, including advertising, typography, posters, printmaking, illustrators, book arts, ethnic art, etc, with a focus on modern European designers. Graphis is still being published, but the most influential and groundbreaking years are from the 1940s to the early 1960s.
Excellent original edition of Graphis with a very strong editorial content: A. M. Cassandre: 9 pages and 23 b/w and color examples Commercial Art in Postwar Germany Erberto Carboni: 8 pages and 30 b/w examples and much more.
These periodicals are much harder to find than the well known Graphis Annuals, which are essentially pictorial "best of" collections and lack the depth and text of the originals. These publications are also more valuable as they are the original documents. Many of the articles are written by important artists, critics and scholars.
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