Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern. 2001. 253, (3) pages. 4to (30,5 x 24 cm). Decorated hardback in well-kept dust jacket. 650 illustrations, mainly in colour. Copy as new.
Karl Gerstner is one of the foremost Swiss graphic designers. In this book Karl Gerstner recapitulates his now 50 years of active work as a graphic designer. The ups and downs of a designer’s professional life are vividly illustrated with samples of work, both realized and rejected by the client. Despite its didactic structure, the book´s tone is never moralizing: It is not Gerstner´s intention to tell how it should be done, but rather how he did it.