I love finding gems like this.
Anton Stankowski was a Germany designer and teacher who pioneered constructive graphic design and is probably best known for designing the wonderful Deutsche Bank logo, which makes excellent use of a grid. I also love how he used basic geometric shapes to create the visuals.
David has some hi-res images of Stankowski’s work. Beautiful.
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This site (http://www.stankowski-stiftung.de/) is also a great resource on Stankowski. You can buy some very nice design books off them for a very reasonable price. I believe the same books were on counterprint for about 6-7 times the price.
The monograph on his work, Stankowski 06, is amazing. One of the best books I own. Well worth checking out, he did work back in the 20’s and 30’s that still looks current today. There are some images of the book on my flickr page.
The hidden message in the Deutsche Bank logo is amazing, the outside square means your money is safe with us and the diagonal line – your money is always going up! Very clever. Not sure in the current climate this is the case!
Another good book in German and English: Anton Stankowski – Frei und Angewandt 1925-1995 / Free and Applied 1925-1995.
Was able to buy this at a discounter in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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