Research and explore the typography of the following art/design movements:
• Futurism: 1910 – 1917
• Dada: 1915 – 1930
• De Stijl: 1917 – 1932
• Typography at the Weimar Bauhaus: 1923 – 1933
• Swiss Design (The International Style): 1945 – 1960
…And look at the works of the following designers:
• Guillaume Apollinaire – pre Futurism
• FT Marinetti – Futurism
• Tristan Tzara – Dada
• Kurt Schwitters – Dada
• El Lissitzky – Russian Constructivism
• Jan Tschichold – Early modernism/pre Swiss Design
• Wim Crowell – Swiss Design
• Karl Gerstner – Swiss Design
I hope you’re enjoying your Fall break.
A few students asked if they could see the next project before Tuesday. Below are links for the next project – read at your leisure. Nothing is due for Tuesday, but if you want to take a look, it’s available.
Here’s some work images from some of the designers and typographers we saw in the documentary Helvetica today. You can also click the links under the images to see the relevant designers website / design studio:
Below are a number of examples of type design during the 1920s & 30s, using geometric abstractions to create letterforms, or components / building blocks of letterforms.
Art Deco / Constructivist / Pre-modern Type Examples:
Here are a couple of examples from Emigre magazine – a graphic design journal turned digital font foundry of the postmodern era. Notice the amount of creativity with simple bitmap-aesthetic typefaces.
Emigre Magazine Covers and Pages:
Below are a number of examples that I’ve picked from your research over the weekend. Awesome type!!