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book (design) story #637

(unknown) :
die elektrische gotthard-linie

publikationsdienst der schweiz. bundesbahnen, bern, 1932
printer: a.g. buchdruckerei zürcher volkszeitung, zürich
size: 21 x 15 cm
designer: walter herdeg

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a tourist brochure promoting "the electrified gotthard train line". the nice cover drawing shows the helical tunnels on the north side of the gotthard, offering three different views of the wassen church, ...

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... as many swiss kids were taught in school.

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below photos of the wassen church (right) and of the legendary engine ae 8/14 no. 11801.

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depending on the position of the bled-off photograpghs, the page numbers on the green rules are sometimes arranged at the top, sometimes at the bottom.

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among the credited photographers are well-known names such as gaberell, senn, meerkämper, and spreng, while the design is credited to walter herdeg (1908-1995), ...

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... who is probably best known for his famous st. moritz tourist brochures and posters 460, 587).

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