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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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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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Tom Muller

Experimented with ripped pages, fluoro paper and deliberate print errors to create a raw and dissonant aesthetic for a special collected edition of spy comic zero. Interview 2014 vimeo playlist  

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Origins of the book

Origins of the book Edit The binding of a Chinese bamboo book (Sun Tzu’s The Art of War) The craft of bookbinding probably originated in India, where religious sutras were copied on to palm leaves (cut into two, lengthwise) with a metal stylus. The leaf was then dried and rubbed with ink, which would form […]

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The Yellow Book

edited from Wikipedia The Yellow Book The Yellow Book was a British quarterly literary periodical that was published in London from 1894 to 1897. It was a leading journal of the British 1890s and lent its name to the “Yellow Nineties” and the magazine contained a wide range of literary and artistic genres, poetry, short stories, […]

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Front covers

The role of the cover The cover, or dustjacket, serves two purposes: to protect the book: In the Victorian era cheap paper-covered reprints had been widely available. to express something of its contents and nature – to sell the product in a highly competitive market. Early books were handbound with strong heavy covers. In 19C as books became cheaper […]

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Children’s Publishing (forthcoming)

Children’s publishing is a good example of the range of design approaches, with design styles adapted to suit the range of ages, from learner readers through to the teen and young adult market. Early reading books need to be robust – large, sturdy board books with thick pages strong enough to withstand heavy handling by toddlers. Young […]

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Abstraction

What is Abstraction? (from the Latin abs, meaning away from and trahere, meaning to draw) is the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics. (http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/abstraction) Abstract Art wikipedia Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create […]

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Book Binding

Up to the early nineteenth century books were hand-bound, sometimes using precious metals such as gold or silver and costly materials, including jewels, to cover valuable books and manuscripts. Book bindings had existed as a functional device for hundreds of years, both to protect the pages and also as an elaborate decorative element, to reflect the value of […]