Paul Schuitema and Matías Duarte

Paul Schuitema and Matías Duarte

“Two Designer Timeline” was the final project for History of Graphic Design, which I completed as part of RISD’s 3-year MFA in Graphic Design. Doug Scott taught the course during the Fall 2021 semester.

For the project, I was assigned the Dutch De Stijl designer Paul Schuitema. I chose Google’s Vice President of Design Matías Duarte as a contemporary designer to compare Schuitema’s work against. The finished book functions as a do-si-do accordion, consisting of 38 10"x10" pages arranged in two 19-page runs. Duarte was born the same year Schuitema passed away, so the book forms a continuous timeline.

Printed copy
Printed copy
Side 1: Paul Schuitema
Side 1: Paul Schuitema
Side 2: Matías Duarte
Side 2: Matías Duarte
Book laid out in full
Book laid out in full
Digital revival of an alphabet designed by Schuitema
Digital revival of an alphabet designed by Schuitema
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