Jugend: Turn of the 20th Century Magazine Covers from Germany

March 03, 2012

Jugend was weekly cultural magazine published in Germany during the turn of the 20th Century. As we were wandering through some morning notes, we came across this particular cover, a beautifully illustrated piece from 1901. In our research, it is said that Jugend launched the German art nouveau movement, and the word Jugendstil is still used today by German graphic designers in reference to the era.

More that we learned: Jugendstil uses precise and hard edges, very different from other more naturalistic styles at the time, and held styles that differed between artists. But most typical of Jugenstil was the typography, hand-lettered fonts that heavily influenced computer and graphic design fonts used today.