Design History and Styles: Applying Philosophy to Design

Task: Create a poster for a humanitarian cause. I chose Red Cross. The cause: Young Reclusive Download PDF Red Cross Although Red Cross is not working specifically on the phenomenon called "Young Reclusive" (social withdrawal), they are working every day to combat loneliness and include everyone in the community. The poster is inspired by a photo of a kid in front of... Continue Reading →


Design History and Styles: Design With a Conscience

A word on Sheppard Fairey's Barack Obama "Hope" poster Commercialism and Conscience Idealism is closely connected with commercialism. It is very often hard to see the difference. Is there a difference? In this case, the "Hope" poster was done in a very short time. Maybe the intent was to support the change Obama represented, or it may very... Continue Reading →

Design History and Styles: Pioneering Designers

Neo-modernism Computer combined with other media Computers and software make it possible to discover new ideas and explore varieties that designers could not easily do until a couple of decades ago. However, it demands more of the designer. Learning a suite of designer applications is, to many designers, a steep learning curve that can break a creative workflow. Especially if, and... Continue Reading →

Design History and Styles: Late Modernism

Brief "research" on the most influential style the last 6-7 decades The Swiss International Style The emphasis is on typography. The style use sentences, words, and letters as an active part of the layout and communication. The style fuses the text with the imagery and makes them inseparable as a message. This makes for a product specific composition and the message... Continue Reading →

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