Tag Archives: bauhaus design

built to last

It’s about value, and expectations and connecting to the past and its older tradition of craftsmanship, durability, reliability and value and away from the morass of the expendable, the disposable and the outright pieces of junk that form the basis … Continue reading

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and the beat drones on

The war on terror. Its long way from those hobby remote controlled planes of forty years ago with 1200 horsepower twenty-eight foot wingspan weapons of today. ┬áThe aesthetics of the war on terror, frightingly, resemble the artistic sensibilities of Marinetti’s … Continue reading

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the chic-sters

Is there an alternative to free market capitalism? The issues that are feeding dissent have not faded. In fact, the global tendency for “austerity” measures will only reinforce them, since austerity as put into practice is a tax on the … Continue reading

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bauhaus: mickey maus austerity

Walter Gropius soon realized that his vision could not be realized by one man alone. What was needed was a laboratory of design in which a new generation of artists could apply the discoveries of modern art to architecture and … Continue reading

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good vibrations: still cool after all these years

From the Bauhaus to your house… Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): In the pantheon of graphic design professionals, there are very very few who have reached the levels occupied by Ivan Chermayeff. He’s considered one of the grand masters of 20th century … Continue reading

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