Lat weekend, I went to see a great design exhibit at the MoMA. The exhibit featured graphic, colorful ads of Czech, Russian, German and Dutch designers from the 1920s and 1930s.
During the so-called New Typography movement in the 1920s and 1930s modernist designers, "rejected traditional arrangement of type in symmetrical columns, [and instead] organized the printed page or poster as a blank field in which blocks of type and illustration (frequently photomontage) could be arranged in harmonious, strikingly asymmetrical compositions."
I would love to get my hands on a print for my apartment...
The exhibit runs through July 26, 2010 at the MoMA