Title, Year

Typographische Monatsblätter (TM), No. 2, February 1933

Cover Designer

Walter Cyliax (1899–1945)


Schweizerischen Typographenbund (Swiss Typographic Association) Bern, Switzerland

Size (h x w), Language

12.25 x 9.125", German

The second issue of TM “shows the minimal attempt at aesthetic effect. With the title, sub-title ‘For the Promotion of Professional Education’ and subsidiary information all set in Akzidenz Grotesk, the design could have been a model for the graphic design of the 1960s.” (Richard Hollis, Swiss Graphic Design, 2006, p. 98)

Cyliax, an art director (Fretz Brothers) working in the printing trade was an influential figure in promoting the New Photography. He used TM as a platform to educate printers while advancing modern graphic design in Switzerland.