Herbert Bayer: Graphic designer. Exhibition in New York

Herbert Bayer (1900 – 1985) is regarded as one of the most significant graphic designers, typographers and exhibition architects of the 20th century. His work at Bauhaus – as a student and teacher – but also his lifelong commitment to the Bauhaus concept, have contributed to making him one of the central figures in modernism. Bayer emigrated to the United States in 1937 and was able to establish a strong presence there and successfully continue his work, including work with international companies. This led to him becoming an important representative of modern graphic design and typeface design in the United States as well. With the exhibition Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York is dedicating a large solo show to Bayer, which also includes his designs for the National Socialists from the 1930s. In 1946 Bayer also began working as an architect. He collaborated with Fritz Benedict and later Harry Ellenzweig to design the central buildings of the Aspen Institute in the American state of Colorado. His ingenious design for the historical buildings and the Institute’s grounds will be honoured next year with the completion of the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies.

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