Bauhaus Typography at 100
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Letterform Archive, | 2339 Third St Floor 4R, San Francisco, CA 94107
Submitted by the Event Organizer
November 13, 2021 – April 27, 2022; Thu-Fri: 3-8 pm, Sat: 11am-3pm, Sun-Wed: closed
We’re thrilled to announce the opening of our first gallery with an exhibition of more than 150 pieces from our permanent collection.
Bauhaus Typography at 100, curated by Rob Saunders and Henry Cole Smith, will feature work by Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, and Joost Schmidt, along with others whose innovative typographic contributions are often overlooked, including women such as Friedl Dicker.
Few design movements have shaped contemporary typography quite like the Bauhaus. Founded in 1919 by German architect Walter Gropius, the school embraced the tools of mass production in the creation of radical new art. Though the institution only lasted fourteen years, its influence endures.
Bauhaus Typography at 100 explores the school’s unique legacy in graphic design through artifacts of its own making – its books, magazines, course materials, product catalogs, stationery, promotional fliers, and other ephemera – as well as objects created by its many characters before and after the time of the school. The exhibition draws a throughline from the Bauhaus’s iconic style to the shape of typography today.
Presented by Letterform Archive