Graphic Design History

1051 Words5 Pages
Graphic Design is the art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books. It is also the process of visual communication, and problem-solving through the use of type, space, image and color. The form of the communication can be physical or virtual, and may include images, words, or graphic forms. The design of books and magazines also has a long history.
Whether physical or digital, these are objects that are meant to be enjoyed over time, during which the reader has control over the pace and sequence of the experience. In books, the content usually comes before the design, while in magazines, the design is a structure that anticipates written and visual content that hasn’t yet been created. Some commercial websites
…show more content…
1956• Paul Rand designs IBM logo using City Medium typeface. 1969• Douglas Engelbart develops first computer mouse, setting the stage for the future tool of graphic design. 1984• Apple releases first Macintosh computer, featuring bitmap graphics. 1990• Photo shop version one is released. These are some of the most important events that happened in the history of graphic design. Rock and cave art is a way
Egyptians and other countries used this as communication. Use in books. Many books in the classical world were illustrated, although only a handful of original examples survive. Medieval religious illuminated manuscripts have used graphics extensively. Among these books are the
Gospel books of Insular art, created in the monasteries of the British Isles. Calligraphy. Many believe that calligraphy adds a mystical dimension to a writing. Such mysticism appears to be consistent with the feeling that a religious text tries to convey. This is why to create a spiritual feeling many religious texts use calligraphy. Art of calligraphy in China goes back to 2000 BC.
Chinese calligraphy was used to communicate the philosophical ideas of Confucius and
…show more content…
Pottery. From ancient times graphic design has been used for decoration of pottery and ceramics.
In the period 6500–5500 BC, the farming society of Halalf in northern Mesopotamia and Syria produced pottery that is among the finest in the Near East. The Halaf potters used different sources of clay from their neighbours and created interesting pottery.
African art. Detail from an Ethiopian painting with its line drawing, and colouring scheme anticipates many of the techniques used in modern posters. (end of the 17th century). The use of graphic design with its broad and bold application of colour that reinforces the strength of the carving is a feature of African artwhich has been described by some researchers as striking. Among the Igbo, such figures are sculpted by men and painted by women. Hand Built pottery made by women, including those from the Kabyle, an older, probably indigenous tradition, dates back 2000 years before the birth of Christ. The vessel depicted here originates from earlier prototypes. To this day, Kabyle women coil and decorate pottery with painted geometric designs for their own household use and for sale. The disconnect between the divisions of the painted surface of this
Open Document