History Timeline: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Rick Valicenti

  • Designer Timeline: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy & Rick Valicenti
  • Though the timeline takes the form of a classic accordion, it is also able to be opened upwards to reveal select works of the designers, as referenced in their timeline above. 
  • The objective of the accordion is to compare two designers: one historically important designer (Moholy-Nagy) and one contemporary designer (Valicenti). Throughout the timelines of both designers, important landmarks in history relevant to them are included. 
  • I chose these two artists as they have similar, yet contrasting, approaches to typography. Moholy-Nagy is often credited to mastering "Typo-Photo", wherein photography and typography successfully work together. On the other hand, Valicenti takes this a step further and uses dynamic typography to work both as the type and the photo, which is arguably the contemporary approach to "Typo-Photo". 
  • Full spread, digital
  • Special thanks to Rick Valicenti! 
    Created for History of Graphic Design, Instructed by Doug Scott. 
    RISD GD, Fall 2017. 
    Typefaces: Futura, Montserrat