ALDI Nord I, black ink on recycled paper, 2018.
ALDI is a large grocery store chain founded by the Albrecht family, the first ALDI store opened in 1961 in Germany. After several years the Albrecht Brothers decided they could no longer work together and the company was divided into Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd. The ALDI Nord grocery bags feature a distinctive minimalist blue and white pattern, this two-tone design is rumored to have been designed by a Bauhaus artist although information on the topic is not easy to track down. ALDI Nord I is my tribute to this lesser-recognized Bauhaus design.