Photo: Julia Marquardt

Photo: Julia Marquardt

Photo: Julia Marquardt

bauhaus_worksheet #9: Letters

The photographer Joseph D. Jachna studied at the Institute of Design in Chicago in the 1950s. One of his assignments was to take photos of various shapes in the city which could be arranged to form letters. Now here’s your assignment: venture out in search of letters with your camera! You’ll be surprised at how many letters you can discover in your area.

Download the bauhaus_worksheet #9.

You'll need:

  • a camera
  • a downtown area with streets and buildings


Search your surroundings for architectural details, forms and structures which resemble letters. Take pictures of them with your camera and try out different angles and distances. Notice how your perception can change.

Concept: Julia Marquardt

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