Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview and choosing fonts, part of Type Project: Constructivist Poster.
The constructivists believed that art should play an important role in constructing a better future. Constructivism had a great effect on modern art movements of the 20th century, such as Bauhaus in 1920s Germany and the De Stijl movement in the Netherlands. Constructivist typography remains ever popular, because as well as being striking, it's also easy to imitate. One of the most influential graphic designers of the modern age, Neville Brody, revived the constructivist look in the 1980s, and acknowledges his debt to Alexander Rodchenko, one of constructivism's leading figures.
For this course, I've created a Pintrest board to give you a flavor of constructivist typography. You can access that board here. I've chosen to illustrate the slogan, The Future is Our Only Goal. A quote from Alexander Rodchenko. The font I'm using is Molot, available for a voluntary donation at dafont.com. You'll also find many similar square solid sans serif constructivist inspired typefaces on the dafont site.
Want more inspiration? Check out the Pinterest Board for this course, and visit Nigel's author page to view more installments in the Type Project series.