Grant Carruthers
Grant Carruthers

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EYE MAGAZINE

 

In 2005 I began researching into the little known or understood area of graphic design from theĀ  former communist German Democratic Republic (GDR). I met with designers from the GDR in Berlin to find out more about all those dull propaganda posters from the wrong side of the Berlin Wall.

There was actually a rather interesting aesthetic and approach to graphics produced from a make-do necessitywith a surrealist influence from Czech and Polish design. The result of the research was a ten page introduction to this hidden world of graphics and typography in the Summer 2005 edition of Eye Magazine (number 56).