Events

Archive Salon 02: Piet Zwart

Archive Salon 02: Piet Zwart

Salon at Letterform Archive

Thu, Feb 22, 2018
6:30pm–7:30pm

Join us for our Salon Series, where Letterform Archive staff invites you to experience materials related to a specific topic of interest to the collection.

This month, we share work by Dutch designer Piet Zwart (1885–1977). While trained as an architect, Zwart is best known as a pioneer of 20th-century experimental typography and photomontage. He preferred to call himself a “form engineer” because he was such a strong believer in functionality, standardization, and machine production. Letterform Archive’s collection of Piet Zwart began thirty years ago and now contains over 120 pieces of rare ephemera.

Learn more about our holdings of Piet Zwart.