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Design Principles

Design elements may be explored in their own right, but are generally considered in terms of relationships between one or more element. The following are just some things to think about, taken from a range of sources and experience/thoughts on previous courses in art and photography. Key Sources: Michael Freeman:The Photographer’s Eye Alan Pipes: Foundations […]

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Futurism

Edited from Wikipedia Futurism (Italian: Futurismo) was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It emphasized speed, technology, youth, and violence, and objects such as the car, the aeroplane, and the industrial city. It glorified modernity and aimed to liberate Italy from the weight of its past. It […]

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African Graphic Design

There is no Wikipedia on African Graphic Design!!! A history of African art (not graphic design contrary to the title) is: http://guity-novin.blogspot.nl/2010/03/history-of-graphic-design-african-art.html And interesting websites with artists are: http://africandigitalart.com/tag/william-santiago/ http://africandigitalart.com/category/artist/ Indaba: http://www.designindaba.com A Google search for African typefaces tend to be rather kitsch zebras and unusable. Not the typefaces more commonly used in Africa – […]

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Working with Images

NOTE: I am planning to do a lot more here using also work on Photobooks and Manuals I do for work. Linked to the discussion on grids and layout. Linking back also to the work on Fanzines in Part 1. The type of book will in many respects determine the sort of images and also […]

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Typography

What is Typography? Typography (Greek: typos “form”, graphein “to write”) is: the art and technique of setting written subject matter in type and arranging that type in physical or digital form to make written language most appealing to learning and recognition. Many books on typography take a narrow Western perspective looking, apart from an overview of […]

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International Design Approaches

Design Timelines Designhistory.org (Western design only) 33 famous graphic design companies from around the globe For cross-cultural Street Art from my Illustration course see my post on that blog: Street Art  African graphic design See Post on African design Middle East and Africa https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/100-artworks-from-the-top-20-designers-in-the-middle-east-and-africa–psd-5036 Kenya NGO Design Uses flags and colours in shape of a country […]

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Typeface Design

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International Swiss Style

Overview Experimental Jetset Lars Muller Norm Wim Crouwel   edited from Wikipedia International Topographic Style The International Typographic Style, also known as the Swiss Style, is a graphic design style that emerged in Russia, the Netherlands and Germany in the 1920s and developed by designers in Switzerland during the 1950s. The International Typographic Style has […]

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Good Typography

General overviews of standard ‘rules’   Chris Do from Futur Dynamic Design Shawn Barry  

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James Goggin

Practice website    archive It’s Nice That James Goggin is a Chicago-based British and/or Australian art director and graphic designer from London via Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, and Arnhem. Together with partner Shan James, he runs a design practice named Practise working with clients across Europe, Asia, Australasia, and North America. James has taught at […]