Thierry Blancpain

  • Thierry Blancpain

    Die Not hat ein Ende: The Swiss Art of Rock (Edition Patrick Frey), edited by Lurker Grand, explores the role of design in the country’s rock-music history. Taken from a 1962 music poster, the book’s German title (“Need comes to an end,” or, in my translation, “Misery comes to an end”) is fitting. Postwar Switzerland was a dull place for the country’s youth—bars closed early, and dancing was illegal in many establishments—but the rise of a rock underground changed that dire situation. Nearly five hundred pages strong, the book shows the ways in which design can play an integral role