06. Typographers for Designers: László Moholy-Nagy

László Moholy-Nagy was genuinely a jack of all trades artistically. He was a photographer, sculptor, and probably most famously, a painter. In the context of this course though, he was a pioneer of graphic design. Influenced by such styles like constructivism and expressionism, he expanded on the idea of photo montages with what he called “typo-photo”. These were a blending of photography and typography. Huge components of graphic design today and huge components in the development of graphic design in the early twentieth century.

“What is typophoto? Typography is communication composed in type. Photography is the visual presentation of what can be optically apprehended. Typophoto is the visually most exact rendering of communication.”

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