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Survey Vol.1: Culture

We are proud to present a design exhibition curated from original artifacts from our archives featuring cultural works of Modernist design. Includes designs by Otl Aicher, Karl Gerstner, Carl B. Graf, Armin Hofmann, Toshihiro Katayama, Marcel Wyss, and more.

We are proud to present an exhibit of cultural Modernist design works curated from our archives. Includes original artifacts by Otl Aicher, Karl Gerstner, Carl B. Graf, Armin Hofmann, Toshihiro Katayama, Marcel Wyss, and more.

In partnership with Civilization, an exhibition like this is a Seattle first. While you’ve seen works like this online, it can’t quite compare with the power and scale of the real thing. Come experience it in Seattle through March 23rd with an opening party happening from 6–9pm on February 21st.

Get more details at Non-Breaking Space

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design exhibition rationale design seattle modernism otl aicher karl gerstner armin hofmann

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