This poster for an exhibition for the Munich Secession was designed by Franz von Stuck, the German symbolist.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Typography as Art
Early 20th Century saw a lively use of typography utilized as art for art's sake. Yes, it was communication, thereby making it a practical art, but the lovely shapes of letters and the arrangement of them made for an aesthetic experience. Even if a person were illiterate, type could be lovely to gaze upon.