typewriters

Seduced by an Object Poster


The turn of the twentieth century was an exciting time to be a graphic designer in Berlin.  The city, which had once been the sleepy capital of the Kingdom of Prussia, had rapidly transformed into a booming metropolis, bustling with the energy of industrial progress.  At a moment when everything seemed to be changing, the printed poster offered an exhilarating opportunity to explore the alliance of art and industry, particularly to one precocious young man.
Lucian Bernhard, poster, typewriters, graphic design, Berlin, Germany, Sachplakat, Art Nouveau, Jugenstil

Fractions


How does a critic design textiles? With a typewriter, of course! Bernard Rudofsky was one of design’s great polymath thinkers. The exhibitions he organized in mid-century New York provoked designers to look at the world in new ways. Trained as an architect in his native Moravia (present day Austria), he was not licensed to practice architecture in the United States. He went on to have an enormously influential career as a curator, writer, critic, exhibition designer, and even fashion designer.
Bernard Rudofsky, New York, Schiffer Prints, typewriters, GRiD

Writing and Reading


This exhibition addresses the design evolution of the written word. It surveys printing, writing, and the book arts, and includes an enormous variety of objects: papyrus documents, stone inscriptions, stamps, cylinders, pens, quills, writing sticks, felt-tip markers, typewriters, a word-processor, wax tablets, skins, desks, examples of calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, bindings, and end papers.
writing, bookbinding, illustrated books, calligraphy, typewriters, pens, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350437