Letters from the Avant-Garde

This book explores the role of the letterhead as a tool for communication and a medium for experimentation and typographic theory in the context of avant-garde art and design. The book includes works by Piet Zwart, Kurt Schwitters, El Lissitsky, Herbert Bayer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and many others. Works are from the collection of Elaine Lustig Cohen, now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Ellen Lupton and Elaine Lustig Cohen
Letters from the Avant-Garde: Modern Graphic Design
Princeton Architectural Press, 1996

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Exhibition held at AIGA, New York City; organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Designed by Ellen Lupton





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