KLAUS. Dispatches from the GSD – 75 years of design.

KLAUS. Dispatches from the GSD – 75 years of design.
Klaustoon's Blog. Harward. August 22–December 22, 2011.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Harvard Exhibition: Dispatches from the GSD – 75 years of design (Reprise). © Klaus
In September, during the Alumni Weekend at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the exhibition “Dispatches from the GSD: 075 Years of Design” was officially inaugurated. In the GSD Website you can find all the information regarding the events that took place.

I want to bring attention to one of the guests, Klaus. His drawings and some of his writings we have found particularly interesting on his blog (which I recommend, is very good). For some more info and a few pics (including the stand where some of the cartoons from this blog are exhibited) you can scroll down or just click here.



KLAUS was born somewhere in Western Europe at some point in the mid seventies. For some years, he suffered from a syndrome called architecture, from which he has not yet recovered. Showing an early passion for drawing, he was introduced to comic books at a young age by his family and educators, to their later regret. As an illustrator, Klaus has always believed in the importance of having a distinctive style, which explains why he has been systematically copying the styles of the most distinctive comics artists, such as André Franquín. Only his complete lack of success in doing so has pr...read more


Klaus is a frustrated cartoonist who lives in an old castle in Europe, intermittently uploading his cartoons in Klaustoon’s Blog since 2009. Much to his surprise, his work is often published in architectural publications, such as The New City Reader, Aequus, eVolo, (In)forma, Clog, (Dis)Courses, Harvard Design Magazine, The Harvard Satyrical Press, MAS Context, Conditions, Studio, Pro...read more

Lus Arana

Koldo Lus Arana, PhD is an architect, urban planner and scholar (University of Navarra/ IUAV/ Harvard GSD) whose two main lines of research are the interactions between architecture and mass media, and the History of Utopian Planning. He is the Author of “Futuropolis,” a history of the evolution of the image of the future city, and his research work has been published in magazines such as...read more