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El Lissitzky - When I look at the history of western graphic design its hard for me to not break it into two categories: Pre-Lissitzky and After-Lissitzky. Graphic design before him seems literally to be a separate discipline with no clear link to what came after him, and to this day most graphic work can be categorized as being descendent either from his work or the work of everyone before him.

Bauhaus: Ninety Years of Inspiration

El Lissitzky - When I look at the history of western graphic design its hard for me to not break it into two categories: Pre-Lissitzky and After-Lissitzky. Graphic design before him seems literally to be a separate discipline with no clear link to what came after him, and to this day most graphic work can be categorized as being descendent either from his work or the work of everyone before him.

In 1923, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy replaced Johannes Itten as the instructor of the foundation course at the Bauhaus. This effectively marked the end of the school’s expressionistic leanings and moved it closer towards its original aims as a school of design and industrial integration.

In 1923, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy replaced Johannes Itten as the instructor of the foundation course at the Bauhaus. This effectively marked the end of the school’s expressionistic leanings and moved it closer towards its original aims as a school of design and industrial integration.

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