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book (design) story #729

ludwig finck:
untersee und rhein

verkehrsverein untersee und rhein, around 1930
printer: fretz ag, z├╝rich
size: ?? x ?? cm
designer: walter cyliax

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here an undated swiss tourist booklet which promotes the rhine and lake constance area.

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.the striking cover features some colourful nautical flags and a photo of a river steamboat, with a sansserif title.

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photos of pictoresque towns such as stein am rhein and schaffhausen, ...

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... and a text by ludwig finckh (1876-1964), a german doctor and writer who lived in the area. the young finckh had been a friend of hermann hesse; after 1933 he became an active nazi party member.

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there is a map printed across the inside of the wrappers.

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the signature "cyl" on the cack cover reveals the name of the designer: walter cyliax (1899-1945).

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