Herbert Bayer

Recent articles about Herbert Bayer

From object to observer

Issue 61, Autumn 2006

Feature

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

Electrifying the alphabet

Issue 62, Winter 2006

Feature

At the dawn of the computer age, new functions ushered in new forms for type design

The holiday of a lifetime (text in full)

Issue 53, Autumn 2004

Feature

In 1936, Herbert Bayer was faced with a difficult brief: promoting the Third Reich

Recent blog posts by Herbert Bayer

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.

Big business, big world

11 July 2012

Herbert Bayer’s World Geo-Graphic Atlas, 1953 – infodesign in Eye 82
Long before multinational corporations discovered the usefulness of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in ameliorating a public relations disaster, companies such as the Container Corporation of America (CCA) were pursuing the profit motive with a socially aware ethos embedded in practice, writes Peter Brawne in Eye 82.