Every time I open my eyes, there is an insightful new book on German and Bauhaus design by Patrick Rössler—such as "New Typographies Bauhaus & Beyond."
"Get them when they're young" and they'll be yours forever is a truism that has continued throughout history—a dangerous concept, especially when it comes to branding and groups like the Marine Hitler Jugend.
Democracy is an "experiment," we are told. But since 1776 America's experiment has been threatened from inside and out—as this editorial in Bernarr Macfadden's Liberty magazine from 1940 shows.
Discover the brilliant bookplates of Rockwell Kent.
Steven Heller examines a Kedem Auctions catalog of avant garde art and artifacts from the Collection of Uzi Agassi (founder of Even Hoshen Press).
As a sneak peek at the new PRINT lineup: Expect Design Matters, and an exclusive piece to accompany it, right here, every Monday.
"Cuts," "cliches," "spots," "bugs"—whatever you call them, they were big business for applied art studios, type foundries and printers.
Max Körner (1883–1963) was a painter and German trademark designer. From 1913 to 1921 he was a teacher of visual design and crafts at the School of Applied Arts in Stuttgart, and along with Wilhelm Deffke, he mastered the modern logo. Gebrausgraphik called him “one of the most characteristic and original figures among German...
Last week I previewed a splendid book by Prof. Patrick Rössler (Universität Erfurt) in Germany on 1920s-30s illustrated German magazines. Today I bring you another awe-inspiring history of the New Typography, Blicke in den Nachlass Jan Tschichold: Ein Jahrhundrettypograf! (Wallstein Verlag) by Stephanie Jacobs and Rössler. With an introduction by the biographer of Paul...
Picture Magazines of the Times (Bildermaga Zin Der Zeit) (Gebr. Mann Verlag, Berlin) by Patrick Rössler is just what the doctor ordered today. In the 1920s, “The illustrated Magazine” was planned to be among the celebrated series of Bauhaus Books (Bauhausbücher). Edited by Moholy Nagy it was to be a “critical inventory” of contemporary...