Beloved and Rejected – Cinema in the Young Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1963

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“Beloved and Rejected” paints a comprehensive panorama of the post-war Federal Republic of Germany and its cinema, which was varied and lively, and quite different from popular opinion. The 270illustration book uses typesets of the time: Palatino nova by H. Zapf, a revised version of the 1950s Palatino and Neue Haas Grotesk (the Helvetica archetype). Colours and gradients used for the beginning of the texts are derived from the pages with quotations – a subtle nod to the 1950s dressed in today’s design.

  • Art Direction:
    Karl-Heinz Best
  • Client:
    Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Design:
    mind the gap! design, Frankfurt/Main, Germany