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book (design) story #148

hans + sophie scholl:
briefe und aufzeichnungen

s. fischer verlag, ???, 1984
printer: wagner gmbh, nördlingen
size: 23 x 15 cm
designer: otl aicher

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in 1984 a selection of letters and other writings by hans scholl (1918-1943) and sophie scholl (1921-1943) were published.

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the scholls were part of a resistance group called "die weisse rose" (the white rose) in nazi germany.

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i read a hollywood movie "the white rose" is planned starring christina ricci as sophie scholl.

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this book was designed by otl aicher (1922-1991) who was a close friend of hans and sophie scholl. in the 1950s he married their sister inge scholl, and they initiated the hfg ulm. aicher books often come with a very white dustjacket and a grey or black cloth cover (see book stories 105, 106, 107) .

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the page layout is asymmetric "swiss/ulm style". otl aicher liked stanley morison's times typeface, and minimal leading.

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