“Fotografie der Gegenwart” leaflet
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Very nice, Stéphane, thank you for your contribution.
The exclusive use of caps might suggest that Dexel was similarly skeptical about Futura’s lowercase as Dwiggins was, see his poster design for an exhibition that also took place in early 1929, but in the pamphlet listing all the participants (large view; the reverse of the pamphlet pictured above?) Dexel used Futura in mixed case.
The mirrored lettering may have been made in reference to the Magdeburg venue named after a local lake, the Adolf-Mittag-See.
See more of his works from the MoMA collection.
Thank you Florian.
Your picture is definitely the reverse of the leaflet published for the Magdeburg showing of the exhibition.
As for the poster, I strongly believe the black and white lettering and horizontal bars, as well as the mirrored composition, also allude to the positive/negative, etc., principles which lie at the heart of the photographic process itself — making this one of the most conceptually powerful works of the whole Neue Typographie era.