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book (design) story #280

william brunner:
die welt der sterne

büchergilde gutenberg, zürich, 1947
size: 24 x 17 cm
designer: richard paul lohse (jacket)

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william brunner (1878-1958) was a renowned swiss astronomer published this book on the world of stars in 1947.

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for the dustjacket design richard paul lohse (1902-1988) used a b/w photo tinted night blue, and the trademark "swiss style" title typeface – akzidenz-grotesk semibold. lohse was responsible for most of the jackets of this scientific book series, however not the typography of the inner pages.

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