This book is the first monograph dedicated to the designer Rolf Müller who is known above all for his design of the visual identity of the Munich Olympic Games in 1972. Shortly after graduating from the famous Ulm School of Design, Müller's former professor Otl Aicher entrusted him with this work, which set new standards in international design. At the same time, Müller established his own design firm Büro Rolf Müller in Munich. On the basis of selected projects, this book attempts to sketch the mentality and methods of Rolf Müller's design. For nearly four decades, his firm developed corporate identities, books, magazines and signage systems on the highest level, including the visual identity of the City of Leverkusen and the magazine HQ High Quality for the company Heidelberger Druckmaschinen. As a storyteller and system designer, Rolf Müller has left his mark on international design history with his work. His stance has had a decisive impact in shaping the way in which today’s communications designers view their profession.
Edited by Jens Müller
Foreword by Jens Müller
Design: Jens Müller, Karen Weiland