1920’s Constructivist Typographic Posters, top to bottom:
Walter Dexel, Neue Reklame, flyer, 1927.
Neue Wege der Photographie, collage maquette attributed to Walter Dexel, 1928.
Walter Dexel, Ausstellung Kunstverein Jena, leaflet, 1923.
From the catalogue:
A painter, typographer, graphic designer and teacher, Dexel was appointed as the director of the Art Union in Jena, a central German university town. Closely associated with the Bauhaus, he became one of the most prominent practitioners of Contstructivism. In 1935, he lost his position as a graphic design instructor at the Magdeburg Kunstgewerbe Schule, after he was deemed an “entartete” artist by the Nazi regime. Dexel’s advertising work is almost strictly typographic, following the principles of the Neue Typographie.
All upcoming our April 24, 2014 auction of Modernist Posters.