ARMIN HOFMANN: HIS WORK, QUEST AND PHILOSOPHY by Hans Wichmann
Birkhauser Verlag, 1989 First edition, 223 pp., 7 3/4" X 11" Hardcover
A handsome and generous survey of the Swiss graphic designer, typographer, teacher, and artist’s featuring some of the most iconic posters, identities, typographic sculptures, art, and advertisements created 1948 – 1988. Divided up into nine chapters which focus on his posters, integration of the arts, murals, minor graphic arts, notes on the language of signs and symbols, and education. Impeccably designed and complete with a laudatio by Paul Rand, a preface by Hans Wichman, a personal tribute by Ken Hiebert, and an essay from Hofmann himself regarding his posters.