The History of Graphic Design category is for sites about the processes and events of the past which have greatly impacted the profession and study of graphic design. All sites are suitable for children and teens to read and use for enjoyment or for schoolwork.
Review an online course given by the college's Fine and Applied Arts Department in Champaign, Illinois. Survey twelve major graphic styles since 1890. Includes timeline and links to influential designers.
View major posters from the last century. Learn about their design, printing and historical impact on culture. Includes audio. Collection by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Read a critical analysis of the history of American advertising and graphic design during the early 20th century. Includes samples.
Learn the story of modern PostScript technology and its impact on the publishing industry.
Exhibition showcasing Futurism's innovative uses of typography and graphic design, from the years 1909-1944.
View a timeline of significant events from the start of the Industrial Revolution in the 1820's to the use of web browsers in the 1990's.
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