The debut of the neo-grotesk was also the precise moment of its ideological demise. Motorik, now out from Monokrom, offers a new perspective on this formative moment in design history: the immediate neutralization and appropriation of the democratic ambitions central to modernist thinking on the eve of its birth.

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Avgarde is the drunken sign painter’s grotesk we’ve all been waiting for – a glorious cacophony held together with duct tape and baling wire … and 1,700 lines of triplet kerning. Let’s go!

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