Jost Hochuli is a Swiss typographer and graphic designer. After study at the Kunstgewerbeschule St. Gallen, he trained as a compositor with the printer Zollikofer and at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich; his education was completed in 1958–9 in Adrian Frutiger’s class at the Ecole Estienne. Since then he has practised as a freelance graphic designer, eventually specializing in book design. In 1979 he co-founded the co-operatively run publishing company VGS Verlagsgemeinschaft St. Gallen, for which much of his book design work has been done. He has taught at the schools at Zurich and then St. Gallen since 1967. As writer and editor, his books include Das Detail in der Typografie (1987, revised edition 2005; English-language edition, Detail in typography), Bücher machen (1989), Buchgestaltung in der Schweiz (1993), Designing books: practice and theory (1996), Jost Hochuli: Drucksachen, vor allem Bücher (2002). He has edited and designed the annually published ‘Typotron’ series of booklets (1983–98) and the Edition ‘Ostschweiz’ (from 2000).