Saturday, May 10, 2008

POST2: 1930'S AND 1940S














The 1930s began with the collapse of Wall Street and the closing of the Bauhaus.The production of the first driven design magazine "Print" was launched in 1940 and Paul Rand published his famous book "Thoughts on Design". 'Life' Magazine was also first published.
1930's and 1940's were times of jazz, war and change.  
Examine the graphics, advertising, typography, animation of the decades. 
Post a blog of 200 words with 10 links and 10 images 
Discuss a major contribution by a graphic designer, graphic movement, product or process.
Some prominent graphic designers of the period are Lester Beall, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Will Burton, Alexey Brodovitch, Alvin Lustig, Bradbury Thompson, Joseph Binder, J Howard Miller, Jean Carlu, Ben Shahn, etc 

Discuss the characteristics and objectives ?
Examine the design elements and principles i.e. point, line, shape, scale, texture, tone, colour, pattern, symbol, proportion, structure, symmetry, form, volume, space, etc
Examine the design principles i.e. balance, contrast or diversity, harmony or unity, rhythm, dominance or emphasis.
Examine the materials and techniques utilized by the style.
What are the historical influences?
Did this style influence other styles?

What advancements in technology were available for the production of these graphics?

pass criteria
Information research effectively
references/ Bibliography listed correctly
logical flow of ideas leading to a personal conclusion
Hand in on time due 27.05.08.

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