“The importance of Thirst in the history of graphic design is recognized for having traversed the analog to the digital. Thirst has been an integral part of the international design discourse — contributing work on five continents.”
–Nathaniel Parks, The Ryerson Library, Art Institute of Chicago.
Founded by Rick Valicenti in 1988, Thirst worked to better define the essence of what was emerging as a forward-leaning design practice called R. Valicenti Design (1981). As Thirst, Valicenti, along with over 100 collaborators, served highly visible clientele in the design, architecture, performing arts and education communities. During its practice from 1988-2009, Thirst received virtually every international design award recognition, and Valicenti accepted the AIGA Medal (2006) and the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award (2011).
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