Graphic Designer – Beautiful Books

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Graphic Designer – Beautiful Books


Professional book design
My mom Madeleine Bürgi-Hammer and her circle. A portrait of Gaby Radlinsky-Bürgi.


Graphic design of a book – from a chance encounter to an order

The tables in the courtyard garden of the Munich Tambosi were next to each other and so we quickly got into conversation on this summer evening. The Swiss author Gaby Radlinsky-Bürgi spent a few days in Munich with her grandson’s second grandmother. We became friends and it didn’t take long for Gaby to talk about her work. She was already on the home stretch of writing and the book design was pending. When she asked me if I would design her book as a graphic designer, I was very happy.


Professional book design of a family chronicle

I find it very valuable to tell your own family history. Not only to document the memory, but also to appreciate the value of one’s own.

Gaby Radlinsky-Bürgi’s family tree is flanked by personalities from Swiss history. In this environment, the author met celebrities such as Rose Kennedy, the mother of John F. Kennedy, or the architect Othmar Hermann Ammann, who built the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, even as a child.

The pedigree in the factory starts at Paul Karl Eduard von Orelli from Zurich and his wife Maria Anna Josephine Beatrix von Reding-von Biberegg from Schwyz. Their son, Dr. Jur. Bernhard Hammer, became an outstanding figure of his time as a politician, lawyer, judge, officer and diplomat, and as a member of the Swiss National Council and the Federal Council. The book is about his granddaughter Madeleine Bürgi-Hammer. She is the mother of the author Gaby Radlinsky-Bürgi.

The photo archive of the family with previously unpublished historical photos was opened for the image design. A treasure from which I, as a graphic designer, was able to draw for this book design.


Book Designer – a question of quality

Gaby Radlinsky-Bürgi was characterized by high standards right from the start. The quality of the text concept, layout, coloring and book design was very important to her. A dream for me as a graphic designer. Because no expense was spared when it came to printing and bookbinding. The book design could be realized with high-quality paper, hardcover cover, linen cover, thread stitching, bookmarks and gold embossing.

At the author’s request, the work was published by Marlene Kern Verlag.


Thanks from Gaby Radlinsky-Bürgi to Marlene Kern Design

Gaby Radlinsky-Bürgi acknowledged her joy at the result of the professional book design with this acknowledgment:

Many thanks to the Marlene Kern Verlag, Munich, for the sensitive advice and support of my work. Marlene Kern has been a great support to me as a publisher and professional graphic designer.


If you are interested in booking a book:

Please contact Gaby Radlinsky-Bürgi. The cost of a book is CHF 46.80.


Professional book design of your family chronicle

Are you planning to tell your story in a beautiful book?
I would be happy to support you in the implementation.

Feel free to writeto me, or use the offer for a non-binding telephone consultation:
I am always available for your questions: +49 (0) 34 77 54 and +49 (0) 172 890 84 90.


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