Title, Year

Typographische Monatsblätter (TM), No. 10, October 1961

Cover Designer

Emil Ruder (1914–1970)


Zollikofer & Co. AG, Switzerland

Size (h x w), Language

12.25 x 9.125", German-French

Ruder’s elegant and rhythmic series of ten covers experiment with typographic variations on a fixed theme using Adrian Frutiger’s Univers. Ruder uses different type sizes, weights and positioning while keeping the basic theme intact. “Variation involves singling out a mean value and calls for the ability to put this mean value through as many transformations as possible.”