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Intro to Graphic Design
Transcript of Intro to Graphic Design
Graphic Design is...
Communicates a message to an audience
Where in Society?
Careers in Design:
Video Game Design
Magazine Layout Design
Illustrator: Text based design
Photoshop: Photo Editing
Once Upon a Time....
3500 BCE Egyptians used symbols
1892- Henri de Toulouse created advertisements
1865- John Tenniel created Illustrations in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
1920's- Constructivist Movement in Russia
1920's- James Montgomery Flagg "I Want You"
100- Roman type was formed- Trajans Column
1440- Johannes Gutenberg developes printing press
950- Book of Kells- Script Letters
1500- Italic type is developed
1800- Caslon introduced san-serif
1896- Motion picture introduced
1995- Internet commercialized
1984- First Mac introduced
1951- Color TV
1940- DADA: mixed media design
1890- First Kodak camera
the study of type
When in doubt...
typeface: includes all styles
font: Specific font, style, size
Heirarchy: order of importance
What is the problem? What does your client want? What is the purpose and goal?
Collect visual resources related to topic. Magazines, photos, internet...
Use your samples to generate new ideas. Create thumbnail sketches. Focus on Elements and Priciples of design, composition, type...
Choose your best idea and create a full design in real scale. Refine your draft.
Finalize ideas. Create final design.
Present your design. Present a self evaluation. Are there any more changes that need to be made? If so, start over.