Our loveliest assignment this year, so far, has been the typography project of creating a documentary DVD cover for a typestyle in the form of the Helvetica movie. We were given the particular typestyles and set to work, mine being Bauhaus.
I was thrilled with this particular typestyle, as I have always had a fondness for 40’s style design and colours and don’t often get a chance to use them. While Bauhaus isn’t exactly 1940’s and I had to keep to it’s actual era’s style, it was a particular style that was suited to the colours and lines. The real Bauhaus style was designed in the 1970’s but was based on Herbert Bayer’s universal from 1925 , sort of mixed up really wasn’t it.
Trying a few styles and colours which I thought might suit the typestyle:
Finally I chose the bottom one , mainly because of the colour and the way the design is sort of archectural with the arangement of the letters, the lines, curves and spaces.
with special attention to the inside and the DVD itself…