Poster for the 1923 Bauhaus Exhibition in Weimar

Joost Schmidt, Poster for the 1923 Bauhaus Exhibition in Weimar, 1923
Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Joost Schmidt, Poster for the 1923 Bauhaus Exhibition in Weimar, 1923
Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Schmidt developed the poster, which was designed for a competition, in the form of a cross made up of circles and squares. The diagonally placed cross incorporates the Bauhaus-Signet (Bauhaus logo) designed by Oskar Schlemmer, the use of which was required in the proposal, alongside information about the event, date and venue. The original version of the poster, which was used for advertising purposes in 120 German railway stations, specifies the months of July to September as the exhibition dates. This information was later updated by means of a sticker.

Literature:
Brüning, Ute: “Advertising for the First Bauhaus Exhibition in 1923” in Brüning, Ute (Ed.): The A and O of the Bauhaus. Bauhaus Advertising: Typefaces, Printed Material and Exhibition Design, Leipzig 1995, pg. 59 – 6.
Bauhaus Archive Berlin (Publ.): Collection Catalogue (Selection): Architecture, Design, Painting, Graphics and Art Pedagogy, Berlin 1987.