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design, 1924

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Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's specialty was graphic design, particularly typography, as well as photography. It was Moholy-Nagy who ensured that graphic design would be accepted in the Bauhaus curriculum. He experimented with 'Photograms' or recording objects on light sensitive paper and was very active in the photographic lab. Moholy-Nagy left Germany in 1934 as Hitler's power was on the rise. He eventually settled in Chicago and formed the New Bauhaus. The school later became the Institute of Design. From there he practiced as a graphic designer working for FORTUNE magazine and other large corporations. (Livingston, p.136)

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