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{History of Graphic Design} Assignments

History of Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Spring 2009.

Landmark Poster Each student was assigned a landmark in the history of visual communication. This idea, invention, school, object, or publication marked a turning point that was important to subsequent developments in graphic design. Students were to write an essay (500–750 words) about their subject’s historical importance and relationship to design and visual communication. They were also to find or create an image that illustrated the period in history in which their landmark existed. The poster was to measure 8.5" × 22".

Context Timeline Each student was assigned a designer from the history of visual communication. This designer had made an impact on the field of visual communication which was important to the development of graphic design. Students were to research biographical information, world historical context, and art history connections and develop a system of displaying this information concurrently. Students were to combine nine dates from each of the three sections and combine this information with imagery. The timelines were designed in the brochure format and students could choose the size that fit the concept best.

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RISD Portfolio  

Student work, teaching portfolio from the Rhode Island School of Design

RISD Portfolio  

Student work, teaching portfolio from the Rhode Island School of Design

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