Design

(style, -present)

Introduction

Design or more particularly, graphic design, is a methodology of visual communication. It uses various methods to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. It may use words, images, and symbols one at time or all at the same time. Graphic designers, on the other hand, add typography, page layout, and visual arts in creating their final artwork.

History

Although graphic design is regarded as a highly modern concept, it was first established in 1922 by William Addison Dwiggins. Even so, it was observed that this type of artwork has been around since the days of the cavemen and the regime of the Roman Empire. Design works were seen on the manuscript of the Middle Ages and the Ginza neons.

Sol Lewitt’s wall designs

Legacy and Influences

Designs are currently seen everywhere, from road signs to office memorandums. Right now, it is widely used in selling products and ideas via effective visual communication. The most popular elements of graphic design are logos, packaging, colors, and text. Graphic design is strongly associated with branding and advertising. Creating impactful designs require visual arts skills, typography, page layout, and printmaking.

Die by Tony Smith

Famous Artworks

The concept of design translated to artworks is at times, too broad to define. It encompasses architectural design, engineering drawings, product and process design, advertising layouts, and more. Some examples of the famous artworks under the design movement is ‘Die’ by Tony Smith; Donald Judd’s untitled works, and Sol Lewitt’s wall paintings.

Donald Judd’s design work

Famous Artists

Some of the famous artists in the field of architectural design are Alvar Aalto, Tadao Ando, Alberto Campo Baeza, Luis Barragan, John Pawson, Antoine Predock, Claudio Silvestrin, Alvaro Siza Viera, Vincent Van Duysen, and Peter Zumthor.

In graphic design, one famous artist is Otl Aicher, who was the one who made the 1972 Olympics poster. Then there’s also Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, and Tony Smith, among many others. On the other hand, Salvador Dali also dabbled with furniture design and he called his work the Leda Table. Joining him in this field are A.G. Fronzoni and Tokujin Yoshioka.

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design

Design Artists

Peter D Agostino
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Wim Crouwel
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Viola Mura
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Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
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Shin Azumi
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Philippe Starck
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Natalia Goncharova
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Mattia Bonetti
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Erich Mendelsohn
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Charles Mackintosh
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Otto Wagner
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Daan Roosegaarde
March 12, 2012 / By The Artists
Schwartz Lillian
April 18, 2009 / By The Artists
Maurice Esteve
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Samira Boon
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Ernst Billgren
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Fernando and Humberto Campana
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Richard Buckminster-Fuller
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Luc Courchesne
April 5, 2009 / By The Artists
Peter Behrens
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Leigh Bowery
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Achille Castiglioni
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Werner Aisslinger
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Borek Sipek
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Bernhard Willhelm
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Afua Osei-Bonsu
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Kisho Kurokawa
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Ola-dele Kuku
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Keith Coventry
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Parra
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Sandin Dan
April 18, 2009 / By The Artists
Luciano Baldessari
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Oki Sato
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Wendell Castle
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Buro Fur Form design
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Jurgen Bey
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Rebecca Allen
April 4, 2009 / By The Artists
Jean Carlu
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Yung Ho Chang
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Magdi El-Din
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Nikolai Suetin
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Aldo Rossi
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Vilmos Huszar
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Garth Roberts
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Luis Barragan
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Eric Gill
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Agata Zwierzynska
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Hassan Hajjaj
January 2, 2012 / By The Artists
Al Ghaith Reem
April 17, 2009 / By The Artists
El Ultimo Grito Design-team
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tokujin Yoshioka
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Alexander Fisher
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Debbie-Jane Buchan
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Hendrik Berlage
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Didier Fiuza Faustino
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Lucian Bernhard
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Hussein Chalayan
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Mart Stam
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Varvara Stepanova
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Verner Panton
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marina Nash
May 10, 2011 / By The Artists
Kay Bojesen
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Daniel Flahiff
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C R Ashbee
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Romain de Tirtoff
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Alessandro Mendini
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Lilly Reich
November 20, 2011 / By The Artists
Sommerer Christa
April 15, 2009 / By The Artists
Yusaku Kamekura
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jenny Hart
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Christopher Whall
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Julian Brown
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mario Bellini
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Saul Bass
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lars Spuybroek
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Karim Rashid
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Piero Fornasetti
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Gunther Uecker
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Bruno Munari
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Goude Jean Paul
May 6, 2009 / By The Artists
Eero Aarnio
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Diego Giacometti
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ross Lovegrove
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Naoto Fukasawa
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Raymond Loewy
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Nancy Paterson
April 15, 2009 / By The Artists
Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec
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Enzo Mari
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Bernard Maybeck
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jonas Bohlin
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Hans-Theo Baumann
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Andre Bloc
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Yaacov Agam
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Benno Premsela
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Paul Follot
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Robert Wilson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Bjorn Dahlstrom
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SKB prometei
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Le Corbusier
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