Anniversary volume 125 years of die Graphische
The real value of a school is its graduates – in the case of the graphic arts, they have played a major role in shaping the appearance of Austria (and also parts of the world) over the past 125 years.
In these three volumes in the slipcase on die Graphische, all are equally important, all students of this worldwide oldest school of its kind are listed in their year groups. The algorithm of design makes each of the 1232 pages individual and unique. As a historical location, each year is assigned a typeface that was designed or published at that time. In addition, the last years could be equipped with text fonts of Austrian type designers with training in graphic design and thus also represent the awakening of the Austrian typography scene.
The concept of this commemorative publication was developed by its editors, the publisher Lois Lammerhuber, the former head of department and president of the Club der Graphischen Werner Sobotka and the typographer and graphic instructor Martin Tiefenthaler. Several Austrian printing and paper companies as well as the bookbindery Papyrus were involved in the production, several volumes were sponsored by well-known companies – special thanks to all of them for making this venture possible.
This tribute to die Graphische and its graduates tries to create a unity out of a diversity that documents the self-conception of this school: to make creative media graduates available to an increasingly complex media society.