Josef Hartwig

Recent blog posts about Josef Hartwig

The power of chess

7 January 2013
Design history, Graphic design, Posters, Visual culture

Chess – the gymnasium of the mind – is a perennial source of inspiration for designers, film-makers and artists, says Jim Sutherland
It’s no wonder chess holds such a fascination for artists, film-makers and designers, writes Jim…

Modern games

1 May 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Information design, Visual culture

Josef Hartwig’s 1922 chess set design advances a ‘Bauhaus reality’ check
Form follows function. The oft-quoted, much misunderstood dictum associated with the Bauhaus finds few better expressions…