Togliere i libri di Tschicold dalle casse
Poster for the exhibition “Togliere i libri di Tschichold dalle casse” curated by Davide Fornari at ISIA U with the support of ECAL. The poster designed by Federico Barbon, and typeset with Neue Aurora Grotesk designed by Davide Tomatis.
The exhibition features the corpus of bibliographical sources cited by the graphic designer Jan Tschichold in his work Die neue Typographie (The New Typography, 1928). This founding text of modernist graphic design has been at the centre of debates, while the sources cited by its author have often been overlooked.
All the books have been identified and collected in original, reprint or facsimile, including the production of new facsimile editions.
The books on display allow to explore their impact and their relationship with the principles set out in The New Typography.
Thus, Bauhaus books, works by Le Corbusier, Futurist manifestos, German standards on printed matter find their place in this exhibition, which is the result of a research project carried out at ECAL between 2019 and 2022.
Dimensions: 700 x 990 mm
Design: Federico Barbon