For this project, I was tasked with creating three separate assignments in the style of the Bauhaus Period: a catalogue cover, a timeline on the history of the Bauhaus, and two ads promoting a theoretical exhibition on the Bauhaus at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Each project has its own slightly different but distinct look and style, representative of the idea that there were still different styles within the Bauhaus era. The final outcome shows each project with its own approach to typography, but all three maintain the same flat design and use of basic shapes to create an image, embodying the Bauhaus philosophy that “less is more.”
Design a catalogue cover, exhibition ads, and a timeline that capture the essence and history of the Bauhaus period of design.
Graphic Design, Print Design, Typography, Art History
The Bauhaus was founded in the early 20th century by Walter Gropius and went on to become one of the most influential centers of design. The goal of the Bauhaus was to unify all kinds of design and art, namely architecture, sculpture, and painting. However, they later shifted to design for mass production to keep up with the industrial revolution and the mass consumerism it brought with it. The Bauhaus aimed for design that was sleek, simple and functional but also new and innovative. I collected images of artworks from the time period to get an idea of the style, and found a few of my favorites which also happen to be some of the most well known:
Josef Hartwig - Bauhaus Chess Set, 1923
Josef Albers - Nesting Tables, 1926
Marianne Brandt - Teapot, 1927