You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
— Robin Williams
Walter Dexel was a German artist, art historian, and graphic designer condemned by the Nazis, making him give up art and design for most of his life. Before giving up design, he produced an incredible body of typographic ads during the 1920s. His grid-based, asymmetrical designs were ahead of their time, and you can see how they would influence the Swiss style that emerged during the 60s.