Saturday, October 29, 2016

your turn #6

Magritte, The Threatened Assassin, 1926

we had to go very fast, to cover thirty years of 20th century avant-garde:

deutscher werkbund, blue rider, expressionism (woodcut, film, graphic design, architecture), neue sachlichkeit circa 1926 (grosz, dix), cubism (analytic, synthetic, collage!), dada (political, metaphysic), futurism (music, graphic design, architecture), die neue typographie (tschichold), russian futurism, malevich geometric abstraction, russian constructivism (film, theater, architecture), rodchenko, lissitsky. BAUHAUS (pottery, architecture, textiles, theater, furniture, etc), surrealism (film, graphic design, photo).

keep in mid graphic design,

go ahead.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

sorry, forgot about Jan Tschichold

Tschichold's background is in calligraphy, which sets him apart from almost all other noted typographers of the time (since many of them were architects). he became a leading advocate of modernist design: first with an influential 1925 magazine supplement; then a 1927 personal exhibition; then with his most noted work Die neue Typographie

1- tschichold condemned all fonts except sans-serif (called 'Grotesk' in Germany). 
2- non-centered design (e.g., on title pages.
3- standardized paper sizes for all printed matter, and
4- effective use of different sizes and weights of type in order to quickly and easily convey information.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"I will reveal to you with words that are simple" -- Mayakovsky

As they say,"the incident is closed."
The love boat wrecked by daily life.
I'm all even with life and nothing would be gained by listing
mutual hurts, troubles, and insults.. . . .
Don't think I'm a coward. Seriously, it could not be helped (Mayakovsky's suicide note).