Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Type by Schwitters

You're probably wondering why on earth I'm writing a post about a ticket.

Thing is that's not just any old ticket.

It was designed/typeset by the great dada artist and sometime typographer Kurt Schwitters in 1930.

That's 85 years ago!

Spend a moment looking at the type and layout though and you'd think it was done quite recently.

It very contemporary don't you think?

The font Schwitters used was Venus Grotesk.

You can read all about Kurt Schwitters on Wikipedia. Of course.