Universal type 1925 - Herbert Bayer "The "universal" type, that Bayer presented in 1925 with the name 'sturm blond', the reduction was extreme. The guidance had adopted - exclusive use of lowercase letters, forms of elementary geometry, reduced to the simplest, universality - followed by other graphic artists."
Bauhaus Mapping: Herbert Bayer's Innovative Atlas- Atlases have been around for centuries, but up until the 1950s, most were maps, pure and simple. Former Bauhaus master Herbert Bayer’s unique contribution (not simply as a designer, but as an author) was to show that maps did more than illustrate space and place. Maps were, he proffered, a record of time and perhaps even a tool of prognostication. The 1953 World Geo-Graphic Atlas, publ