Bauhaus-Archiv

                                       Design: Ott+Stein

Bauhaus-Archiv : Museum of Design

The design partnership Ott+Stein made several posters for the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, starting in the 1980s; this one is from 1986. The geometric shapes are based on the roof formation at the Bauhaus-Archiv which was co-designed by Walter Gropius, founder of the original Bauhaus.

Bauhaus-Archiv : Museum für Gestaltung

bauhaus-archiv

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