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book (design) story #262

(unknown) :
mitteilungen der technischen kommission heft 16+22

verlag schweizer stahlbauverband, zürich, 1956
printer: berichthaus zürich (heft 16)
size: 23 x 16 cm
designer: richard paul lohse

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here we have two issues of a periodical published by swiss association of steel construction companies. according to the catalogue raisonné of his graphic design work (isbn 3775709916 or 3775707670) richard paul lohse (1902-1988) designed many of this association's publications including this periodical – see stories 101 and 261 for others.

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the cover/title design is arranged along an asymmetric axis with some text blocks set flush-left, some flush-right – somehat similar to this title design by lohse.

issue 22 covers fire safety in steel construction, written by two authors from the winterthur-based geilinger company (for whom lohse had worked, too). when i looked at the address of one author i got a little surprise: it's the very house where i lived until a year ago!

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