Armin Hofmann Retrospective Exhibition: 40 Years of Graphic Design


Armin Hofmann Retrospective Exhibition 40 Years of Graphic Design, co-sponsored by AIGA Boston and MassArt, was installed in the Main Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, September 14–October 24, 1992. 

Armin Hofmann's (1920–2020) independent insights as an educator, married with his rich and innovative powers of visual expression, created a body of work enormously varied – books, exhibitions, stage sets, logotypes, symbols, typography, posters, sign systems, and environmental graphics. His work is recognized for its reliance on the fundamental elements of graphic form—point, line, and shape—while subtly conveying simplicity, complexity, representation, and abstraction. He was well known for his posters, which emphasized the economical use of color and fonts in reaction to what Hofmann regarded as the “trivialization of color” (wikipedia).

The poster was offset printed by Pride Printers, Woburn, Massachusetts on Strathmore Renewal 80lb text paper. 

Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster