Fold-out poster - 19x13 in
For this project we were allowed to select from a long list of historical figures, scientists, philosophers, artists, designers and political and social leaders. I chose Nietzsche because I happened to be reading a book that referred repeatedly to the philosopher. I was intrigued both by his ideas and by how he had not been truly recognized until after his tragic death. In researching his life and his work I became increasingly fascinated by the interesting circle of people that he interacted with and influenced. I began mapping out and making connections between all the individuals who affected his life. I whittled it down to the few who were most influential, not only to Nietzsche’s work and to the spreading of his ideas, but also for the marks that they themselves left on history. The piece is a double sided fold down poster. The large time line poster on the back presents a more intimate and detailed structure of his works and the people that most affected his life’s work. The piece folds down so that Nietzsche’s biography is on the front and the information regarding his personal assistant, who scribed most of his book, is on the back.