Traces of Goethe
1999 was the “Goethe Year” in Germany. Accordingly, the fall season in 1998 began with a musical project dedicated to what the man left behind – his work, his life, and the places which played key roles in these. We drew inspiration from Goethe’s house in Weimar; during a tour of it, we noticed how he split his various activities across several rooms and stored his archive and collections in cabinets with many drawers. We graphically translated the rooms, cabinets, and drawers into frames, boxes, and lines. Using the two spot colors dark green and lilac/red, we created a spectrum of different duotones that also referenced the color diversity in Goethe’s house. We chose Emigre Filosofia as the font for its classical look.