moritz lónyay


GRAPHIC DESIGN I ART DIRECTION I IDENTITY

MFA in GD @ RISD
mlonyay@risd.edu

THIS IS
NO DODO 


sculpture I typography I poster
Inspired by the dodo, probably the most famous symbol of extinction, This Is No Dodo explores how we have the ability to resurrect something through re-invention. I created bookends made from the mold of the Oxford Dodo; the best preserved dodo specimen part of Oxford University’s collection. This project plays with the ambiguity between scientific artifact and design object. The design of the foldable poster is based on an image data base of dodo heads I collated to show how the visual representation of the dodo is merely a projection surface for human imagination.