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

NGO Report with colour-coded sections with bold colour combinations

Nigeria TV brilliant colours

Ethiopia and Eritrea

Influence of Arab Street Art

EYE Magazine: http://www.eyemagazine.com/blog/post/Pride-and-posters-in-Eritrea

More curvy designs from Ethiopia NGO with limited but bright palette

Sudan

Ibrahim El-Salahi

See also http://www.designindaba.com for directory of African designers.

Islamic Design

Islamic Design

Saudi Art

Iranian Art: Geometric

Iranian Art: Modern

Shirin Neshat

Japanese design

Cross between Zen minimalism, off-centre balance and Pokemon playfulness with very crowded collage.

Zen Aesthetics

Toko Shinoda

Koichi Yamamoto

Japanese Woodcut

Yayoi Kusama

https://designschool.canva.com/blog/japanese-design/

http://gurafiku.tumblr.com

For more on my study of Japanese design, art and illustration see my post on my Illustration blog: Japanese Styles

Latin America

EYE Magazine: http://www.eyemagazine.com/feature/article/beyond-latin

European Design

Wine Bottles from different countries

Signs from London

Art Nouveau

Art Deco

Dada

Expressionism

Expressionist woodcuts

Futurism:

Filippo Marinetti

Modernism

Post-modernism

EYE Magazine from Greece: http://www.eyemagazine.com/blog/post/signs-of-a-city