September 20, 2012
I have always been influenced as a designer by European design from the early to mid-20th century. One of the most influential has been the German design movement, Bauhaus. Bauhaus, was a school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design. The movement created a unique and stylized typography, furniture, architecture, and graphic design.
“Architects, painters, sculptors, we must all return to crafts! For there is no such thing as “professional art”. There is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman. The artist is an exalted craftsman. By the grace of Heaven and in rare moments of inspiration which transcend the will, art may unconsciously blossom from the labour of his hand, but a base in handicrafts is essential to every artist. It is there that the original source of creativity lies.
Let us therefore create a new guild of craftsmen without the class-distinctions that raise an arrogant barrier between craftsmen and artists! Let us desire, conceive, and create the new building of the future together. It will combine architecture, sculpture, and painting in a single form, and will one day rise towards the heavens from the hands of a million workers as the crystalline symbol of a new and coming faith.” — Walter Gropius
In September and October we will be traveling throughout Germany and Austria taking this incredible style. Enjoy this wallpaper!