What is Bauhaus typography, and why does it matter? Take a virtual tour of Letterform Archive’s exhibition Bauhaus Typography at 100, and get up close and personal with little-known works from the collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Look at key pieces of graphic design and learn how (and why) they were made. Discover the ideas, the people, and the stuff that made the Bauhaus an outsized legend whose influence is still felt today.
Ellen Lupton is senior curator of contemporary design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. Her recent exhibitions include Design & Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics, Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master, Face Values: Understanding Artificial Intelligence, and The Senses: Design Beyond Vision. She is the Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz Design Chair at MICA. Her books include Health Design Thinking, Design Is Storytelling, Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers, Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, and Graphic Design: The New Basics. She is an AIGA Gold Medalist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.