Latest Posts from Sarah Mikhail

Light Space Modulator

Light Space Modulator (Light Prop for an Electric Stage) – 1931 When Laszlo Moholy-Nagy moved to London, he became adventurous through the materials he used in his projects, including utilizing plastic. He recognized the advantages of using the transparent quality of plastic into his manipulation of light, color, and even motion. He would paint, cut,…

Moholy-Nagy Photograms

Untitled – 1925-1928 This project is one of the many photograms designed by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. It was designed sometime between 1925 and 1928 after he met writer, editor, and photographer Lucia Schulz. Around this time, Laszlo became extremely interested and invested in photography and in the qualities of design that it can manipulate, such as…

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy was born in 1895 in a small village called Bácsborsód in southern Hungary. When Laszlo and his siblings were young, the father left them with their mother. The mother then brought her three boys, including Laszlo, to her family where her brother Gusztáv Nagy became a big part in their upbringing. Laszlo was…

Mon Oncle (1958)

The opening title sequence of the film Mon Oncle displays a unique style of visual elements using geometric shapes and neutral colors. The modern homes of Monsieur and Madame Arpel and their neighbors in the suburbs of Paris include geometric shapes such as circles for windows and squares for tiles. This technique along with using…

Trippy Tears

  An example of graphic design that I found in the wild is this beautiful painting of Frida Kahlo. I found this painting at a local market in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It was so mesmerizing that I just had to buy it and take it home! This painting has the qualities of a ‘posterized’…