While I was cleaning my studio, I came across this magazine my friend Steve found in a small town in Southern Oregon, and thought I might enjoy. It seems to be a journal of advertising art from 1930, but since most of it is in German, I can really only guess. It's not in great shape - the cover is missing - but the content is intact and it's really a great find.
I've been keeping this book in the letterpress studio for inspiration. Lately I've been settling into an appreciative state of trying to better work with the type that I have, rather than fight its limitations. A large majority of the type in my studio is modernist, geometric, or art deco, so I've been taking a look again at the Russian Constructivists, and German designers who were inspired by the Bauhaus, and graphic design from the 20s-30s.
Often what I try to do is blend a bit of that inspiration with a contemporary, and also almost regional sensibility. I'm working now on designs for the
using those principles. I'll keep posting on my progress with that as it comes along.