Posts Tagged With photography

Pt. 1: Franco Grignani

In 1908 Franco Grignani was born in Pieve Porto Morone in the north of Italy. Not much is known about his childhood, but his impact in the world of design began early. After attending a technical high school he entered the University of Pavia, where he got involved with the second generation futurists movement in…

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…

Rebeca Méndez Tsunami

This piece, commissioned by Tsunami Asian Grill Restaurant, is a 20,000 square foot long collage that spans the entirety of the grill, depicting a Japanese woman seeming to dissolve into the water. This piece interested me the most out of the others that I could’ve worked on, because of its sheer size, and how the…

Fred Woodward typography

One of Fred Woodward’s most noteworthy spreads is a 1992 profile for Arnold Schwarzenegger. The spread features a photograph of Schwarzenegger sitting inside a giant inner tube on a beach, which Woodward used to make a typographic response by positioning the headline, which says “Mr. Big Shot,” around the photo in order to make the…

Fred Woodward Rolling Stone

This 1993 cover of Rolling Stone magazine featuring a topless Janet Jackson, whose chest is covered only by the hands of her then-husband René Elizondo, is one of the more iconic covers. Elizondo is not actually pictured, only his hands, so as not to take away from the statement the image is making. The cover was…

Fred Woodward

Fred Woodward was born 1953 in Louisville, Mississippi, a small agricultural community of about 500. Growing up in a community focused on agriculture, most people did not understand his passion and interest for art and graphic design, including his parents. When he left Louisville to attend college at Mississippi State University then University of Memphis,…

The Stars and Stripes

For my trope, I decided on the flag of the United States. This one I feel is especially relevant given the current tensions and situations that are occurring in our country. At the center of much of the imagery, the flag has played a key role in representing the ideals of all sides of the…