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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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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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Wolfgang Weingart

Wolfgang Weingart (born 1941 in the Salem Valley in southern Germany) is an internationally known graphic designer and typographer. His work is categorized as Swiss typography and he is credited as “the father” of New Wave or Swiss Punk typography.   “I took ‘Swiss Typography’ as my starting point, but then I blew it apart, never […]

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David Carson

David Carson (born September 8, 1954) is an American graphic designer, art director and surfer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He worked as a sociology teacher and professional surfer in the late 1970s. From 1982 to 1987, Carson worked as a teacher in Torrey Pines High School in […]

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Art Deco

Art Deco Google Images Art Deco, or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style that first appeared in France after World War I and began flourishing internationally in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned after World War II. Deco emerged from the interwar rapid industrialisation that was transforming culture. The style is […]

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Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art – especially the decorative arts – that was most popular during 1890–1910.  Art Nouveau is known as Jugendstil  in Germany, Modern in Russia,  Modernisme in Catalonia,  Secession in Austria-Hungary and Stile Liberty in Italy. Art Nouveau tendencies were also absorbed into local styles. In Denmark, […]

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Neville Brody

Neville Brody (born 23 April 1957 in London) is an English graphic designer, typographer and art director. Influenced by Punk, Dada and Pop Art. He is the  Head of the Communication Art & Design department at the Royal College of Art. In 1988 Thames & Hudson published the first of two volumes about his work, which […]