Design History Essays
The following are two essays written in a History of Graphic Design course. They’ve been laid out in two different formats for print, one as a poster, the other as an accordion-style folding booklet.
This essay on Bauhaus designer Herbert Bayer was laid out in a series of interconnected 8x8 inch layouts. The goal was to allow each page to stand on it’s own when unfolded but contribute to a cohesive whole when fully unfurled. The final printed and bound product was over 13 feet long!
This is an essay on Emigre Magazine and it’s founders Rudy Vanderlans and Zuzana Licko. It emulates their love for strong visual composition overpowering standard layout conventions. It’s printed on a 32x10 inch poster board.