The Art Deco Posters of Cassandre, Part One

 Cassandre: The Face of Art Deco Posters and Fonts One of the major artists to emerge at the International Exposition of Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925 was the man who won the first prize for his graphic design, an artist known as “Cassandre.” The significance...

The Fate of Fonts, Part Seven

 The Fate of Fonts Typography and Danger in Germany, Part Three In the history of the Nazification of all things “German,” the suppression of the modern fonts might be a footnote to the destruction of modern art if it is mentioned at all. However, as was...

The Fate of Fonts, Part Six

The Fate of Fonts Typography and Danger in Germany, Part One One of the heroes of the modern font was Paul Renner (1878-1956), a founding member of the Deutsche Werkbund when it was established in 1907. In many ways, he was temperamentally conservative, not a...

The Fate of Fonts, Part Five

The Fate of Fonts Typography and Danger in Germany The debate about the appropriate typeface was not a new one in Germany. Introduced to the printing press as a substitute for handwritten Medieval manuscripts in the fifteenth century, the fraktur or Gothic script,...
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