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128. Design Stuff Bonus Round: György Kepes

This week, Ryan, Garreth, and Cody sit down for an installment of Design Stuff Bonus Round to pick up where they left off last week. And while you may not recognize the name, you have heard the name of one of his students: Saul Bass. Kepes’ work as an artist, educator and theorist was monumental in design education and practice, and his words are helpful still today.

As a Hungarian immigrant who fled the growing fascism that swept across Europe in the late 1930s, Kepes found home at the New Bauhaus teaching under his once-studio mentor László Moholy-Nagy. His teaching following his time in Chicago serving under Moholy-Nagy gave way to teaching appointments at Brooklyn College and later MIT where he eventually created what would become known as the Center for Advanced Visual Studies. The long shadow of his life and influence are still seen today in programs across the world.

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