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164. Design Stuff: Anni Albers

Anni Albers is widely considered to be the foremost textile designer of the 20th century. She made major innovations in the field of functional materials and at the same time she expanded the possibilities of single weavings and individual artworks. She was also an adventurous graphic artist who took printmaking technique into previously uncharted territory. Her work as an artist was also propped up by her skillful writing and interest in history. As an textile she was unmatched, and as a part of design history she is irreplaceable.

This week Ryan, Garreth, and Cody sit down to talk about Anni, her life, and her words.

And just for the heck of it, you can check out Carey Kight’s work at the Circus Maximus website, on his personal website, or by following his podcast, Veteran Made.

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