écal

Diploma project, ECAL 2020

in MASTER TYPE DESIGN

by Janis Gildein

Teacher(s): Julia Born, Alice Savoie


Published between 1943 and 1967, “Der Kreis” was one of the first gay magazines in Switzerland, whose network grew internationally. As an editorial platform it developed a position and a visual language for the gay community. A contemporary look at the magazine raises questions about the origins of queer culture and its relationship with notions of visibility, i.e. being recognisable while remaining hidden.

The research is presented in a book, where two matching typefaces have been drawn: the reinterpretation of a “Scotch” and the translation of its characteristics into a “Grotesk.”


How to Hide, Being Present,

How to Hide, Being Present,

How to Hide, Being Present,