Adobe has launched ‘The Hidden Treasures – Bauhaus Dessau,’ a campaign that will bring to life nearly century old original typography sketches and unpublished letter fragments from legendary Bauhaus design masters that were rediscovered and completed to inspire the next generation of creatives. Bauhaus Dessau, the world famous school of design, was closed in 1932 by the National Socialist Party leaving behind unfinished masterpieces, created by legendary design masters: Xanti Schawinsky, Joost Schmidt, Carl Marx, Alfred Arndt and Reinhold Rossig.
World-renowned typeface designer Erik Spiekermann led the effort to turn the lost letter fragments and sketches from the Bauhaus archives into complete and fully functional fonts. Working with experts at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, he supervised an international team of typography professionals and design students to digitally create five font sets from Bauhaus Dessau designs, with the first two fonts – Xants and Joschmi – based on artwork from Bauhaus designers Xanti Schawinsky and Joost Schmidt, available for immediate download via Adobe Typekit today. The Hidden Treasures – Bauhaus Dessau “Adobe had the great idea to reinterpret type designs,” commented Dr. Claudia Perren – Director Bauhaus Dessau. “Actions such as the ‘Hidden Treasures’ campaign show very specifically how current and fascinating the Bauhaus heritage still is today. Especially for the younger generation of designers.”
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