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History of Graphic Design MCJ 312 GRAPHIC DESIGN Lijie Zhou

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History of Graphic DesignMCJ 312 GRAPHIC DESIGNLijie Zhou

We will talk aboutThe Birth of Graphic Design: 30,000 years ago; 550 years ago; 19th CenturyModernism: 1908-1933Postmodernism: 1970s

The Birth of Graphic Design

Newspaper Rock, Utah2,000 years ago Photo credit: Lijie Zhou(a) 30,000 years: Cave painting

Irrigation System Map, Turpan, China475BC-221BCPhoto credit: Lijie Zhou

Photo credit: Lijie Zhou

Johannes Gutenberg (1395?-1468)

(b) 550 years ago: Guenbergs invention of the printing press and its use of movable type

*(c) 19th Century: Art Nouveau The Industrial Revolution: Growth of population centers, industry, economy

Machines and large-scale production1824 The first photographic metal engraving1852 The first halftone screen1868 The first automated steam press for lithography1893 Color printing technology1906 The first offset pressInterrelationship of materials, process, and philosophy

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Poster Advertising for the Palais de Glace on the Champs Elysees By Jules Cheret

Pen-and-ink drawing for an illustration in Oscar Wildes Salome By Aubrey Beardsley

Cover illustration for Success 1901 By Maxfield Parrish

Advertising poster 1908By Ludwig Holwein

Trade card: Early form of business cards

Arts and crafts movementRejected mass-produced, inhuman product of the machineEmphasized quality over quantityFavor of good craftsmanship and clean design

By William Morris 1894

Modernism (1908-1933)Movements:CubismFuturismPlakatstilSuprematismDadaDe StijlThe BauhausConstructivism

Futurism (1909): the machines of Industrial Age would lead to a better future

Armored Train in ActionBy Gino Severini 1915

Futurism: 13

Dada (1916): Questioning meaningChallenging criteriaCrating unexpected visual effectsPhotomontage (important distribution)Intentional disorder

By Hannah Hoch 1919Cover of Der Dada , 1920

Constructivism (1917)The Russian RevolutionCombination of political propaganda and commercial advertising.Goals of Soviet society

Film poster for Kino GlazBy Aleksandr Rodchenko 1924

By El Lissitzky 1929

Bauhaus (1919)The School of Applied Arts and Crafts (1906) closed during WWIReopened as Bauhaus school in Germany in 1919Graphic, product, furniture and architecture designSimple, clear and functional designEqual importance of arts and craftsPersonal expression is less important than order and clarity


Bauhaus in graphic designJosef Albers: color and structural relationships, color is relative to the colors surrounding it.

Bauhaus in graphic designLaszlo Moholy-Nagy: photography with typography as illustration. Camera as a design tool Herbert Bayer: Typeface

Using extreme contrast of weight and size to establish a visual hierarchy instead of using capital letters

By Emil Ruder

Emil Ruder: Layout design (using formal grid elements)

Poster for Kunstgewerbe museumBy Josef Muller-Brockmann 1960

* Poster for AEG light bulbs By Peter Behrens 1901

Art deco (1925)Figurative image with Rich colors, Bold geometric shapesLavish ornamentation

By A.M. Cassandra

Art Deco22

SurrealismThe unconscious mind in dream imagesIrrational, fantastic designWith incongruous subject matterDifferent from Dada

The False Mirror 1928By Rene Maritte

Advertising poster for Chemidai Bank By Matt Zumbo A Sunday on La Grande Jatte By Georges Seurat

Postmodernism (1970s)Question the modernist concept of constant innovation and progress.Not following any rational order, formal organization, and traditional conventionsRetro, Techno, Punk, Grunge, Beach, Parody, and PasticheOne unified graphic styleMore ways to go against the system


By Tadanori YokooVisual complexity of Japanese postmodernism

The FiferBy Eduoard ManetMichelangelos Medici tombs


The Development of Computer GraphicsThe Moving Dot (1953): Display of a bouncing ball to calculate and show military targets (By MIT for Defense Department of the United States)First light pen (1962): A light pen touched to screen and could draw a line (By MIT).Animation:Invention of tweening3-D animation with Depth cueing (1970s)

Tweening allows the animator to omit several stages of the animation and to concentrate on creating key steps. The computer draws the in-between stages.Depth cueing: display the information in the background lighter than the image in the front to enhance the realism of the animations27

Painting and drawing (1980s)

By David Em 1979

Layered Design (1980s): Layered structureImage overlapRich visual texture

Cranbrook recruiting poster By Katherine McCoy 1989