Moderne Kunst, 1925
H. 19 x W. 25 in.
The conceptions of De Stijl—horizontal and vertical lines and the use of rectangles, primary colors, and a purified typography arranged in masses—are found in the work of most De Stijl designers. Stripped of all unnecessary decorative elements, or any desire to "beautify," this poster is forthright in its primary function: factual communication. Although the designer of this poster remains unknown, it serves as a fine example of the principal graphic ingredients identified with the De Stijl movement: a formal, rectilinear composition with the familiar De Stijl letterforms. It was produced for an exhibition of modern art at the Musea der Gem’s Grarenhage Aanuinsten Moderne Kunst in 1925.