Bauhaus

Exodus


“Work? It’s just serious play,” Saul Bass remarked in a 1993 interview. Indeed, Saul Bass’s marvelous career, which spanned from the 1930s until his death in 1996, is defined by his trademark wit, humor, and playfulness. Whether it was in movie posters, billboards, brand identities, or packaging design, Bass always injected his work with a delightful energy and intelligence, quite remarkable given the distilled simplicity of his work.
Saul Bass, poster, graphic design, Arts Students League, Bauhaus, Paul Rand, Alvin Lustig, New York City, film, Judaism

Beautiful Ladies


Admirers of this exquisite tapestry fragment woven in medieval Spain fondly refer to it as "the Drinking Ladies"—an apt description for the two pairs of beautifully-robed women who lift their cups and bottle in salutation. The Drinking Ladies communicates the pleasures of female companionship amid the sumptuous environment of the wealthier classes. This was the time when the Alhambra was in its greatest splendor, with every surface of the royal residence covered in elaborate decoration.
tapestry, slit tapestry, Anni Albers, textiles, weaving, spain, Alhambra, Bauhaus

The Avant-Garde Letterhead


An exhibition of modernist letterhead and ephemera from the collection of Elaine Lustig Cohen. The 170 examples on display represent art movements such as Italian Futurism, De Stijl, Dada, and the Bauhaus, and include works by Kurt Schwitters, Herbert Bayer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, El Lissitsky, Theo van Doesburg, F. T. Marinetti, and Le Corbusier.
graphic design, letterhead, modernism, Bauhaus, futurism, Dada, De Stijl, Ellen Lupton, Elaine Lustig Cohen, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349911

Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus


More than 100 glass objects from the Torsten Brohan Collection of the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid, are displayed in this exhibition. These objects were produced in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany between the turn of the century and the years between the two World Wars and include the work of the Bauhaus, Wilhelm Wagenweld, and Wiener Werkstätte.
Glass, 20th century, Europe, Bauhaus, Wiener Werkstätte, Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Wilhelm Wagenwold, ch:exhibition=35350107

Made by Hand: Alabama Chanin


The evening of May 19th capped off a three-day residency at the Cooper-Hewitt for Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of the design studio Alabama Chanin. Chanin, one of the founders of the burgeoning “slow fashion” movement, followed up her two-day Design Directions workshop for teenagers with an hour-long public lecture and book signing. 
Natalie Chanin, Alabama Chanin, design studio, slow fashion, fashion design, Design directions, workshops, Teens, book signing, manufacturing, processes, North Carolina, environmental design, industrial, textiles, Bauhaus, India, t-shirt, tee shirt, sourcing, Alabama, quilting, tradition, Department of Labor, investigation, business model, cottage industry, quality standards, handmade, Alabama Studio Style, Alabama Stitch, book, open source, open-source, DIY, patterns, sustainable, ecological, cotton, organic, waste, south, Tennessee, Mississippi, rural, Preservation, sewing, knit, dye, thread, zero waste, women

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