Mark
Hauchdünn (Gossamer thin) (Brochure for Bemberg stockings)
1934
Herbert Bayer

Gravure
Folded: 5¹⁵⁄₁₆ x 5¹⁄₂"; unfolded: 11¹³⁄₁₆ x 16⁷⁄₁₆"


Artistic polymath Herbert Bayer was one of the Bauhaus’s most influential students, teachers, and proponents, advocating the integration of all arts throughout his career. Bayer began his studies as an architect in 1919 in Darmstadt. From 1921 to 1923 he attended the Bauhaus in Weimar, studying mural painting with Vasily Kandinsky and typography, creating the Universal alphabet, a typeface consisting of only lowercase letters that would become the signature font of the Bauhaus. Bayer returned to the Bauhaus from 1925 to 1928 (moving in 1926 to Dessau, its second location), working as a teacher of advertising, design, and typography, integrating photographs into graphic compositions. —MoMA





(Photo: MoMA)