RICK
VALICENTI

Book | 2017

Rick Valicenti is a graphic designer I look up to dearly and find a lot of inspiration from his work. Thirst is his studio and they have a unique approach to design and the way they portray cultural projects as well as branding, etc.

I created a four issue newspaper for Rick. Rick is an old soul that began his career just on the brink of the Macintosh computer. When the computer was released he jumped head first into designing digitally. I wanted to showcase the use of technology in an unusual way much like Rick would in his work.

With this newspaper I created an augmented reality poster after the newspaper is fully unfolded. This "AR" reveals another layer of information for the viewer to learn more about his work. His career has been so long that I can't just make one newspaper, four did just the trick. Implementing the seperation of issues based off of decades and grouping pieces of work that had a cultural impact on Chicago and areas around it. Rick is definitely a design hero of mine. I hope he likes it. 

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