This exhibition celebrates the considerable typographic achievement of Jost Hochuli, who was awarded the highest honour of Honorary Fellowship by the ISTD. The work shown in the exhibition was selected by Jost from his personal collection. It represents just a fragment of his prolific output over the years, but contains some of his favourite pieces. Those wanting to find out more might like to look at his book ‘Detail in typography’ recently re-published by Editions B42
Jost Hochuli HonFISTD visits London during the London Design Festival September 2017 – in association with International Society of Typographic Designers [ISTD] and Swiss Cultural Fund.
Jost Hochuli Longstanding ISTD member and Honorary Fellow Jost Hochuli is a renowned book designer and foremost expert on the work of Jan Tschichold. Living in St. Gallen, Switzerland, he is the author of numerous books on graphic design and typography, including Designing Books, and the recently republished by popular demand, Detail in Typography. Many of the books Hochuli has designed have been selected for the Schönste Schweizer Bücher (Most Beautiful Swiss Books), and Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt (Most Beautiful Books of the World) exhibitions.
International Society of Typographic Designers, ISTD, is a professional body run by and for typographers, graphic designers and educators. Recognised as the authoritative body for typography worldwide, the Society has an international membership who share and support its aim to create and inspire interest in all forms of typographic communication.
ISTD establishes, maintains and promotes typographic standards through the forum of debate and design practice. Membership is awarded to practising designers, educators and graduating students who demonstrate, through the quality of their work, their commitment to achieving the highest possible standard of visual communication.
About Presence Switzerland
Presence Switzerland is responsible for the image of Switzerland abroad, and implements the strategy of the Federal Council on Switzerland's communication abroad.
Swiss Cultural Fund in the UK (SCF) brings Swiss cultural excellence across many artistic fields to British audiences and contributes to an intercultural dialogue between Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The Fund supports most artistic genres, from music to theatre, the visual arts to performance art and architecture to literature, enabling
both young and established artists to present themselves to the public through a wide range of cultural institutions and venues in the United Kingdom.
Emerging Swiss design exhibitions are presented at the umlaut¨ gallery space on Fashion Street, off Brick Lane in London.
Emerging graphic design, product design, design theory and research, digital design and contemporary making are given a platform in a not-for-profit framework.
This initiative was taken to give the vibrant, innovative design movement in Switzerland a presence in the context of one of the world’s leading cultural cities, examining the scope of contemporary design questions and approaches, and establishing an intercultural dialogue between Swiss designers and the London public.
This series of design exhibitions is the result of a close collaboration between the Swiss Cultural Fund UK (SCF) and the British-Swiss marketing agency Blattler Ltd.
Gallery opening times: weekdays from 9am to 5pm.