Adobe has created some new fonts based on old sketches and unpublished letter fragments from legendary Bauhaus students and masters. For a contest, I created a poster for Carl Marx's font.
After completing an apprenticeship as a decorative painter, Marx studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1931 to 1933. In his first year in Joost Schmidt's class, he made sketches of the typeface now completed by Hidetaka Yamasaki in collaboration with Erik Spiekermann.
In addition to the warm touch of Marx's sketches and the design school's famous teachings on geometry, proportion, and color, Marx himself was a great inspiration for the design. He was among the group of former students who, after the Bauhaus was shut down by the Nazi regime, tried to revitalize it. As a result, he became one of the last advocates of the Bauhaus in Dessau.
...and no, it's not *that* Marx. He's spelled with a K and was already dead when the Bauhaus was founded.