Issue 10 - Standard
Types, norms and laws determine our everyday life: standards make us comparable, but also equal, set standards and have to be renegotiated again and again. Particularly in Dessau, the Bauhaus strived for standardisation in architecture and design, promising a better quality of life for the masses.
Bauhaus 10 is dedicated to the topic of "standard" from a historical and contemporary perspective. It presents modern patents as well as Carl Fiegers Wohnmaschine or Konrad Wachsmann's prefabricated house system. The magazine meets DIN inventors and Neufert experts, Bauhaus agents and norm innovators and approaches the "standard questions" with architects, artists and mediation experts.
The magazine itself is also a typographic experiment with standards. The designers of the Munich Graphic Agency have subjected themselves to rules: They use Arial as one of the standard fonts of the digital age and consistently set the magazine in a single font size.