The Weimar Republic’s official »custodian of the arts,« Edwin Redslob, used his unique position to apply the principles of modern design to the look of a nation-state. From the coat of arms to the banknotes and even the postage stamps, everything was redefined in order to differentiate this new parliamentary democracy from its imperial predecessor.
The Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things used Redslob’s papers and possessions to trace the artistic and political decisions behind this process, illuminating the conditions and constraints of both his era and ours.
What purposes are served by national emblems such as the eagle? What are their meanings for us and our society? Our team was responsible for the visual identity of Democracy and Its Eagles and designed a variety of print media for the exhibition as well.