futurism

Summer Harvest


The French painter Raoul Dufy is best known for his colorful scenes of Parisian life, and the light, urbane feeling that characterizes his paintings carries through to his woven silk designs. But his block-printed linen textiles show a different set of influences. The depiction of the cutting blade on this combine, as well as the propeller-like feeling of the sheaves of wheat, may have been inspired by the Italian futurists, with their interest in speed and motion.
Raoul Dufy, Leon Bonnat, Guillaume Apollinaire, woodcuts, Paul Poiret, Petite Usine, Wiener Werkstätte, futurism

Back to the Futurists


 Les mots en liberté futuristes (Futurist Words in Freedom), published in 1919, has an ingenious typographic design and an explosive layout.   Its different styles and sizes of typeface defied traditional rules of structure and punctuation and heralded a revolution in modern visual communication.
Marinetti, Filippo Tommasco, futurism, typography, graphic design

Cooper-Hewitt: Bill Moggridge- What is Design?


Speaking to K-12 Educators from New York and across the country, Bill Moggridge addresses the question of 'What is Design?'. This is the keynote lecture for the Smithsonian Design Institute. http://cooperhewitt.org/EDU/community_programs.asp  
iMode, design process, shinichi takemura, Tangible Earth, PDA, futurism, Michelle Obama, White House, Bill Moggridge, prototyping, iterative, iteration, sustainability, National Design Awards, media, video, soda machine, smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, design, Smithsonian Design Institute, Intel, talk, long, public program

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