El Lissitzky

Recent articles about El Lissitzky

A tradition with breaks

Issue 86, Autumn 2013

Feature

Stencil typefaces – late arrivals on the typographic scene – are going in new directions and…

From object to observer

Issue 61, Autumn 2006

Feature

Exhibitions blend the complexities of architectural space with the narrative concerns of book design…

Instruments of radical change

Issue 26, Autumn 1997

Review

Rodchenko, Lissitzy and Moholy-Nagy were founding fathers of modern graphic…

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Issue 58, Winter 2005

Feature

Jürgen Holstein’s volume of rare Weimar-era jackets and covers is an extraordinary labour of love…

Recent blog posts by El Lissitzky

Five strategies to frame them all

24 October 2013

The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven throws new light on Jan van Toorn’s critical design practice
Homage exhibitions are inherently celebratory, writes Francisco Laranjo. However ‘Staging the Message: The Open Work of Jan van Toorn’, now at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands until 18 Jan 2015, offers a critical challenge to that tradition.

High-priced ephemera

26 September 2013

A unique version of Joost Schmidt’s iconic Bauhaus poster may reach a record price at auction. By Graham Twemlow
One year after its blockbuster sale ‘Posters with a Purpose: the London Transport Museum Sale’ (see ‘The purpose of posters’ on the Eye blog) Christie’s South Kensington are staging another one-off poster sale.

Tear-off type walls in Berlin

20 May 2013

The Bauhaus Archive presents a tour of German-language typographic history with ‘On-Type: Texts on Typography’.
They say that an exhibition should never be a book on a wall, but ‘On-Type’ is exactly that. The entire exhibition is made up of many books and texts all over the walls at Berlin’s Bauhaus Archive, writes Jessica Jenkins.