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book (design) story #472

bruno schönlank:
fiebernde zeit

eichenverlag, arbon, 1935
printer: genossenschaftsdruckerei arbon
size: 22 x 15 cm
designer: (unknown)

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"fiebernde zeit" (feverish times) is a collection of chants and poems by bruno schönlank (1891-1965), a german socialist writer who emigrated to switzerland in 1933. there is an inscription and poem by schönlank opposite the title page.

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the booklet was printed by the genossenschaftsdruckerei arbon. this small town, dubbed "red arbon", was a social democrat stronghold in north eastern switzerland.

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the design, especially the asymmetric cover and title page, is somewhat influenced by new typography.

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here some spreads from the work "let's march together – war and revolution".

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