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{History of Graphic Design} Assignments

History of Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Summer Session 2008.

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 11" × 17".

Designer Biography Brochure 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 write a bibliographic essay about their chosen designer and create a brochure which displayed relevant work from the designer as well as their essay. The images used in the brochure were to be accompanied by captions and the essay typeset. The brochure was to measure 5.5" × 11" when folded, but could be as long as needed.

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Profile for Jennifer Magathan

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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