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Un Libro Illegible (Bruno Munari, 1953)

Written by Sébastien Hayez, 7 years ago, 3 Comments
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Bruno Munari, Un Libro Illegible
Original Quadrat print, 1953, original wrappers

Produced in irregular intervals beginning in 1953, Kwadraat Blad or Quadrat Print was a series of printing experiments executed by Steendrukkerij De Jong & Co. in Hilversum, Netherlands. Contributers included Buckminister Fuller, Willem Sandberg, Wim Crouwel, Marc Chagall, Bruno Munari, Diter Rot and countless others.

I’ll post soon a review of a Graphis article about Quadrat Print serie published by Steendrukkerij De Jong & Co. This printer was one of the best of his times, working for great designers, such as Wim Crouwel.

Bruno Munari was an italian designer, he’s always famous and published for his work on children’s books.

This issue, which Munari himself called The Unreadable Book, features red and white paper geometrically cut up. The only text in the book is a statement by the publisher. The meaning in the book is made up by the interplay of the shapes, colors, and formats.





Thanks to Bottlerocket for the comment and pictures. Book avaiable via ebay for 250 $.

One of his Illegible book is avaiable at Corraini editions for the tiny price of 8 euros.

About Sébastien Hayez

Art director, graphic designer & illustrator from Lyon, France. Admin at Co-admin of the Facebook group Archives Graphiques Curator at Writer at The Shelf, issue 2.

  1. booksSeptember 19, 2009, 1:20 pm


  2. kryzSeptember 22, 2009, 9:57 pm

    i lke very much.. i`ts really ingenious, creative and intelligent , makes sense to me

  3. Sébastien HayezSeptember 23, 2009, 7:32 am

    More Munari books are coming soon, always creative & intelligent

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