Blanka: Müller-Brockmann

Blanka: Müller-BrockmannBlanka: Müller-Brockmann

Would love to get my hands on one of these: A bilingual, expandable book designed for the UK art and design gallery Blanka. It honors Josef Müller-Brockmann as well as conveys the principles of Swiss Graphic Design as exemplified by the leader of the revolutionary Swiss Style.

(thank you nate)

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  1. I bet it would really help me studying for my exam :/

  2. Would love to add this to my brockmann collection. Once of his huge posters wouldn’t hurt either. Not a fan of the ones Blanka has for sale though.

  3. The principles of Swiss graphic design;
    Simple : Helvetica

  4. Firstly, I have never heard of Dylan Mulvaney, I am curious therefore how he reached the conclusion that Blanka was in anyway involved in this project. I love the principles of swiss graphic design and the works of Josef Müller-Brockmann, however I think this book looks really tame and I resent the fact that Dylan has tried to give this book more credibility by falsely associating Blanka with it. Blanka is not releasing this book nor will it be and I am baffled why Mr Mulvaney thought it ok to say this as we have never spoken to him, baffled bemused and annoyed. Blam at Blanka

  5. Dear Blogosphere,

    I’m a recent graduate — and like almost all recent graduates I’ve still got a few pesky student projects still hanging around my portfolio. This expandable book is one of them.

    Our brief for the project asked us to create a publication of our choice on a designer or artist of our choice. We had to research the individual, write the entire publication, and choose a client to design it for so that we knew our audience, how it would be distributed, etc… Nothing out of the ordinary here.

    I read all of Müller-Brockmann’s books and decided to write a synthesis of his beliefs and the style’s beliefs on each of the major elements of graphic design. I also chose to make the publication bilingual, his were trilingual, to stay somewhat true to that publishing tradition.

    Most of my classmates chose major art museums and institutions to design their publication for. It became apparent to me during my research that Blanka would be a more appropriate organization for me to design my publication for. So I did.

    My personal portfolio site has only been used by me as an alternative or preview to my print portfolio — in the clearly understood context of a recent graduate’s portfolio with a mix of client and student work.

    I have not submitted any of my projects, including my Müller-Brockmann book, to any blogs. It was never meant to be viewed in the context that it has been.

    I don’t regularly check my site’s statistics so as soon as Blam contacted me and pointed out what was happening, I removed all references to Blanka in order to avoid misunderstandings within this new context.

    My apologies for the mixup! Now we can all keep calm and carry on.



  6. I agree: Müller-Brockmann is among the greatest modernist designers.
    But a book in honour of Müller-Brockmann with a flush right text… Is a great misunderstanding that I firmly disagree.

  7. Dylan, you just can’t post things that are not true on your website and just say “I have not submitted any of my projects, including my Müller-Brockmann book, to any blogs. It was never meant to be viewed in the context that it has been.” That is just wrong.
    All the people that post your project felt really stupid when they realized that it was fake.