The definitive expression of funkiness came in the early seventies in form of the 'Pimp Look'. For example, enormous flares in the trouser legs served to focus the eye on the contrasting ultra-light fit around the crotch and bottom, while the use of expensive materials like snakeskin underlined the dressing up.
Unfortunately, in the early seventies the white media was still focused on the mainly white, middle class Hippies, and failed to take note of the sartorial magnificence of this important style.
Hochschulgebäude Nr. 3 und erstes Ziel des Bauhaus Labs zur Recherche: die HfG Ulm, gebaut von Max Bill, 1953-55. Heute ist hier das Archiv der schon 1968 geschlossenen Schule untergebracht. Über die HfG wurde schon so viel publiziert – wir haben uns in der Ausstellung daher vor allem auf den internationalen Austausch mit dem NID und die Lehre konzentriert, die sich immer mehr von der des Bauhauses distanzierte. Der Gestalter sollte nicht als Künstler verstanden werden sondern als rational planender Koordinator, der wissenschaftliche Methoden im Entwurfsprozess anwendet – für intuitives Arbeiten blieb so wenig Platz.
Das Gebäude spiegelt den rationalen Ansatz der HfG wieder, aber ich finde, dass es trotzdem eine warme Atmosphäre hat.
Wie prägt Architektur den Menschen bzw. hier – die Studierenden und Lehrenden einer Designhochschule? Ich bin gespannt auf den Neubau der Folkwang...
> Instagram #takeover Marleen Geasse @mjgt.r
Delatite Station is one of Mansfield Shire’s oldest properties, constructed in 1890. The main house is thought to be the first brick building in Mansfield. Restoration + renovation of this stunning Victorian homestead by Templeton Architecture. #ihavethisthingwitharches
Store 3 of @ChiDMkt houses an exhibition by the @ChicagoDesignMuseum. The Great Ideas of Humanity connects contemporary artists with important thinkers to create new a series of advertisements that promote cultural discourse. Learn more at the link in bio! 📷: @trypeyote
Iconic 1960's swinging London fashion store Biba's logo. Like many shops & the fashion industry in general in the 60's Biba looked to the 1920's for inspiration.
Biba was started by fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki in 1964.
Poster artist Adolfo Hohenstein in his studio ca. 1900.
Though born in Russia of German parents, Hohenstein (1854-1928) understood the Italian spirit so thoroughly that he is often called the "Father of the Italian Poster".
In 1874, Ricordi, the music publisher of Verdi and Puccini, established an in-house printing operation to promote its music.
They installed the most advanced German lithographic presses and hired the brilliant Art Nouveau master, Hohenstein, to train a staff of Italian artists.
By the turn of the century, a brilliant stable of talents had emerged under the tutelage of Hohenstein at Ricordi, including Leopoldo Metlicovitz, Marcello Dudovich, and Achille Mazan.
Link in profile to see posters by Hohenstein in our collection – including his famous design for sulpher-free matches.
Flyer for National Park Service staff to attend a Typographic Seminar by Massimo Vignelli, "a designer of international repute." July 13th, 1977. Day one Massimo would start with a description of his approach to modern typography and end with "a critique of the design system currently being utilized by the Division of Publications." Sounds like this seminar may have laid the groundwork to transition to the Unigrid? "Anyone concerned with using type effectively and elegantly ought to consider this seminar." #archives#design#designarchives#federaldesign#typography#designhistory#Vignelli#NationalPark#NPS#flyers#1970s#unigrid
The term "graphic design" was coined by W.A. Dwiggins (born June 19, 1880, Martinsville, Ohio, U.S.—died Dec. 25, 1956, Hingham, Mass.). American typographer,
book designer, puppeteer, illustrator, and calligrapher,
Designed four of the most widely used Linotype faces in the United States and Great Britain:
Caledonia, Electra, Eldorado, and Metro
Artwork: Page from A Bakers’ Dozen of Emblems, with drawings and Electra, a linotype typeface.
The Ettore Sottass exhibition at the @metbreuer, curated by @chrisalexlarsen, is one of the most thorough exhibitions I've seen. It brings context to the often impenetrable designs through interesting juxtaposition of objects, and tells the complete arc of Memphis and Post-Modern design. Very encouraged to see a decorative arts exhibition lauded so completely and exuberantly across the board. 🔲🔸❌🔷➕🔰