For the 50's timeline, I wanted to show the reconstruction of identity after the 40's with the influence of science and technological advancements on new materials that generated new product design, furniture design, etc.
From my research, people in the 50's had a strong belief in science that they even used science motifs to decorate their homes and the emergence of new materials generated new design. Because scientific achievements were an important structure for many of the new developments, I decided to use the DNA as the underlying structure for my timeline that symbolizes the people's identity and reconstruction.
Following the DNA structure, I used technological advancements as the chromosomes and molecular models as the markers for the different years.
Color coding for the different categories were used : gray for the historical events, yellow for industrial design, orange for product design, blue as key technological events, and white for graphic design.
All copyrights for images and logos belong respectively to their owners: NASA, General Motors 2012, Conran, Ernest Race, Josef Müller-Brockmann, Mattel, Inc., Coca-Cola, Collectible Soda Cans, Knoll, Inc., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (10.1073/pnas.0906532106), Nanna Ditzel, Keld Helmer-Petersen, Arne Jacobsen, Herman Miller, Vitra, L. McCreedy. The Polio Vaccine: Freedom from Fear, 2005, Steve Reyer, Bill DeRouchey, Walt Disney Corporation, Ross Care, NJ Modern, Charles and Ray Eames, and Linotype.