IMG_5173                                       Design: Doppelpunkt

Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design

This is an elegant, minimalist design using only type and letterforms. Note the extreme contrast of type. The giant lowercase orange b extends beyond the edge of the poster, and the line of tiny white type runs edge-to-edge across the middle. The colour contrast is provided by blue/orange (Complementary Colours), and black/white.

The design is by Doppelpunkt (double point), a German design studio. The poster publicized Berlin’s Bauhaus-Archiv.

Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung

Workshop of Modernism


Bauhaus Dessau – Workshop of Modernism

A simple eye-catching design, using a student photograph and large Futura type. Futura was designed in the mid-1920s by Paul Renner and has all the properties of Bauhaus functionalism: it’s geometric, modular, minimalist, and it even resembles Marcel Breuer’s tubular steel chairs.

No designer or photographer credits, but the poster was for the Bauhaus Dessau in 2007.

Bauhaus Dessau – Werkstatt der Moderne

Bauhaus Möbel

                                               Bauhaus Furniture: a Legend is Visited

This imaginative design was for the Bauhaus-Museum in Weimar in 2003. It shows a strong use of negative space: most of the poster is empty. Note the similarity between the tubular steel shape of the chair and the bending shapes of the typeface. It is called ‘bauhaus’ and is related to Herbert Bayer’s Universal typeface, designed at the Bauhaus in 1925 when he was a professor there.

Bauhaus Möbel – Eine Legende wird Besichtigt

Modell Bauhaus

                                         Design: Boros

Bauhaus A Conceptual Model: the Exhibition

This poster was for an exhibition at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius Bau in 2007. It was later held  at the Museum of Modern Art in New York under the title  Bauhaus: Workshops for Modernity. The design is an abstraction of the big metal sign on the Bauhaus workshop building in Dessau.