In April 1919, the architect Walter Gropius founded one of the most influential art and design schools ever: the Bauhaus. Students learned to focus on simplicity and functionality. Teachers favored primary colors and bold shapes. The school changed everything from furniture to graphic design. But the Bauhaus’s biggest legacy is in architecture – worldwide, since 100 years.
Some digital networks are fragmented into local clusters of users. In Uber’s network, riders and drivers interact with network members outside their home cities only occasionally.
The “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and 1930s: the “outline,” in which large subjects were distilled into a form comprehensible to the most uneducated layman.
In 1890 William Morris imagined a world free from wage slavery. Thanks to technology, his vision is finally within reach
His iconic identity for the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics—“’60s op-art kinetic typography,” as Wyman calls it—exists as a pinnacle of environmental and branding design and was credited with reintroducing Mexican visual culture back into the nation’s design vocabulary. Watch the video!
A Driver’s License Can be Revoked for the Elderly, but Artistic License? Never.
Science has proved itself to be a reliable way to approach all kinds of questions about the physical world. As a scientist, Peter Atkins is wondering whether its ability to provide understanding is unlimited.
With populist politicians attacking the European Union underway for Britain to leave the bloc, the very idea of a unified Europe seems to be under threat. Some artists feel the union needs to rethink its public image.
In the tech world especially, the simple letter has come to mean so much — or nothing at all.
Urbanisation might be the most profound change to human society in a century, more telling than colour, class or continent.
Nadar was a pioneering balloonist. He took the first aerial photographs and delivered some of the earliest airmail. Jules Verne based his novel “From the Earth to the Moon” (1865) on Nadar.
From 2007 to 2016, Danish photographer Peter Funch stood at the southern corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue in New York City between 8:30am and 9:30am taking photographs of the commuters he saw.