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Publications on the history of modern typography, trademarks & logotypes, packaging, posters, advertising, signage, commercial art, book design, letterheads, etc., including notable designers and their works in these fields.

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Gasser, Manuel (text); Steiner, Heiri (layout and dust jacket), Exempla Graphica, Zurich, Switzerland, 1965, first edition, 4to (12.25" x 10"), HB, blue-gray cloth boards w/ black spine titles and decorative cover motif , an echo of Heiri Steiner jacket design, NF / VG+. Dust jacket has minor loss at spine foot, closed tears to rear top edge, wrinkling at top left front and minor soil/age toning to all-white rear cover. Book is clean and tight, age toning to page borders.

Subtitled: Case Histories of Seventyeight Works By Seventyeight Members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale. 176 pp., lavishly illustrated throughout in color and b/w. Introduction by Manuel Glasser, followed by the 78 case histories by AGI members. Each is presented on a double page spread, with the work illustrated, a statement by the artist about their given project, and accompanied by a brief bio and a photo of the member. Epilogue (F.H.K.Henrion); brief AGI history; AGI member list presented in alpha order by country (with addresses!) and page notation of member's work in this volume; subject index.

The members whose works are featured:

Austria: Georg Schmid

Belgium: Jacques Richez, Michel Olyff

France: Jean Colin, Pierre Boucher, Jacques Dubois, Roger Excoffon, Andre Francois, Guy Georget, Marcel Jacno, Jacques Nathan-Garamond, Rémy Peignot, Jean Picard Le Doux, Raymond Savignac, Ronald Searle, Bernard Villemot

Germany: Anton Stankowski, Karl Oskar Blase, Walter Breker, Heinz Edelmann, Hermann Eidenbenz, Hans Hillmann, Günther Kieser, Helmuth Lortz, Wolf D. Zimmermann

Great Britain: Milner Gray, Tom Eckersley, Ashley Havinden, F. H. K. Henrion, George Him, Pat Keely, Hans Schleger

Israel: Jean David

Italy: Giovanni Pintori, Erberto Carboni, Eugenio Carmi, Franco Grignani, Leo Lionni, Riccardo Manzi, Albe Steiner

Japan: Takashi Kono, Yoshio Hayakawa, Hiroshi Ohchi

Netherlands: Wim Crouwel, Jan Bons, Wil Sandberg, Otto Treumann

Poland: Jan Lenica

Spain: J. Pia-Narbona

Sweden: Lars Bramberg, Olle Eksell, Stig Lindberg, John Melin, Anders Osterlin

Switzerland: Donald Brun, Alois Carigiet, Hans Erni, Hnas Falk, Karl Gerstner, Herbert Leupin, Josef Müller-Brockmann, Celestino Piatti, Heiri Steiner, Hugo Wetli, Kurt Wirth

United States: Will Burtin, Walter Allner, Saul Bass, Herbert Bayer, Lester Beall, Jospeh Binder, George Giusti, Milton Glaser, Rudolph de Harak, George Giusti, Matthew Leibowitz, Paul Rand, Alex Steinweiss, Bradbury Thompson, George Tscherney.

A beautiful copy of this important publication, which thoroughly represents the design accomplishments of AGI members in its early years. Increasingly scarce.

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