A Favorite: Josef Muller-Brockmann

I’m a sucker for Swiss design, and Josef Muller-Brockmann is my all-time favorite. I got this book about his life and work for my birthday. The book reveals interesting things about him as a person, one thing I didn’t know was that Brockmann is actually his wife’s last name. I didn’t think it was possible, but this tid-bit made me love him more. Not only was he a forward thinking designer but also a forward thinking man. The book includes examples of his early work, which I’d never seen before.
Early Work

I love that even though these were designed in the 60’s, they still look modern and fresh. These ads for Nestle where designed over 40 years ago! The yellow cow is great, I would love to see that as an ad in a magazine today.

Muller-Brockman can make san-serif type look brilliant and evocative like nobody else.

How to make a rectangle blow your mind: