Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The History of Graphic Design from Lynda.com

While evaluating a trial of Lynda.com I stumbled across what I thought was going to be just a test course, and turned out to be a very valuable course that caught my attention and forced me to finish the entire series.

Topics Covered:

  • Why study graphic design history?
  • Art Nouveau
  • The Arts and Crafts movement
  • The Soviet Revolution
  • European avante-garde
  • New Typography
  • The great age of posters
  • American modernism
  • Post-war optimism
  • The rise of the corporate identity
  • Exploring the fused metaphor and the "big idea"
  • Reviewing Swiss typography
  • Post-modernism
  • Minimalism
  • The West Coast shift
 Sean Adams is a partner at AdamsMorioka in Beverly Hills. He has been recognized by every major competition and publication including Communication Arts, Graphis AIGA, The Type Directors Club, the British Art Directors Club, and the New York Art Directors Club. AdamsMorioka has exhibited often, including a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Adams has been cited as one of the forty most important people shaping design internationally in I.D. magazine's I.D. Forty.

Partial Bibliography:
Meggs’ History of Graphic Design

Philip B. Meggs, Alston W. Purvis
Graphic Design History

Johanna Drucker, Emily McVarish
Graphic Design: A New History

Stephen J. Eskilson
Graphic Design History

Georgette Ballance, Steven Heller
Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design

Bryony Gomez-Palacio, Armin Vit
Herb Lubalin: Art Director, Graphic Designer and Typographer

Gertrude Snyder, Alan Peckolick
Paul Rand

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