On Saturday, March 2nd at 12pm, join curator Paul Stirton for a tour of his exhibition that celebrates Jan Tschichold (1902–1974), a prolific designer, writer, and theorist, who stood at the forefront of a revolution in visual culture in the 1920s that made printed material more elemental and dynamic. His designs were applied to everyday graphics, from film posters to business cards, and book jackets to commercial invoices. Explore a legendary figure in the history of modern graphic design through the artists, ideas, and texts that most influenced him. Featuring works by Jan Tschichold, Kurt Schwitters, El Lissitzky, Aleksandr Rodchenko, László Moholy-Nagy, Max Burchartz, Walter Dexel, Johannes Molzahn, Piet Zwart, and others.


Paul Stirton is an Associate Professor at the Bard Graduate Center. He has a particular interest in graphic design, interiors, and print culture, although his recent work has been concerned with public monuments and cultural transfer or emigration. His current research and publications are mostly concentrated in two areas: architecture and design in Britain and in Central Europe (primarily Hungary) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


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