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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

Bernhard Willhelm
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Afua Osei-Bonsu
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Kisho Kurokawa
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Ola-dele Kuku
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Keith Coventry
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Parra
February 17, 2012 / By Nick Hasche
Sandin Dan
April 18, 2009 / By Nick Hasche
Luciano Baldessari
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Oki Sato
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Wendell Castle
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Buro Fur Form design
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Jurgen Bey
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Rebecca Allen
April 4, 2009 / By Nick Hasche
Jean Carlu
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Yung Ho Chang
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Magdi El-Din
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Nikolai Suetin
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Aldo Rossi
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Vilmos Huszar
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Garth Roberts
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Luis Barragan
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Eric Gill
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Agata Zwierzynska
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Hassan Hajjaj
January 2, 2012 / By Nick Hasche
Al Ghaith Reem
April 17, 2009 / By Nick Hasche
El Ultimo Grito Design-team
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Tokujin Yoshioka
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Alexander Fisher
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Debbie-Jane Buchan
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Hendrik Berlage
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Didier Fiuza Faustino
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Lucian Bernhard
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Hussein Chalayan
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Mart Stam
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Varvara Stepanova
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Verner Panton
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Marina Nash
May 10, 2011 / By Nick Hasche
Kay Bojesen
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Daniel Flahiff
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
C R Ashbee
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Romain de Tirtoff
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Alessandro Mendini
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Lilly Reich
November 20, 2011 / By Nick Hasche
Sommerer Christa
April 15, 2009 / By Nick Hasche
Yusaku Kamekura
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Jenny Hart
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Christopher Whall
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Julian Brown
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Mario Bellini
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Saul Bass
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Lars Spuybroek
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Karim Rashid
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Piero Fornasetti
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Gunther Uecker
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Bruno Munari
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Goude Jean Paul
May 6, 2009 / By Nick Hasche
Eero Aarnio
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Diego Giacometti
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Ross Lovegrove
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Naoto Fukasawa
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Raymond Loewy
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Nancy Paterson
April 15, 2009 / By Nick Hasche
Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Enzo Mari
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Bernard Maybeck
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Jonas Bohlin
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Hans-Theo Baumann
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Andre Bloc
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Yaacov Agam
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Benno Premsela
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Paul Follot
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Robert Wilson
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Bjorn Dahlstrom
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
SKB prometei
April 26, 2009 / By Nick Hasche
Le Corbusier
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Vika Mitrichenka
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Dirk van Erp
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Elephant Design-team
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Maya Lin
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Gyorgy Kepes
April 10, 2009 / By Nick Hasche
Enrico Prampolini
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Rah Crawford
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Philip Webb
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Riccardo Blumer
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Sergio Asti
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Marcel Breuer
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Jonathan Barnbrook
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Stefan Wewerka
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
August Endell
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Camille Graeser
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Rebeca Mendez
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Critical Art Ensemble
April 24, 2009 / By Nick Hasche
Edouard Pignon
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Dre Wapenaar
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Frederick Miller
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Eric Chan
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Hella Jongerius
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche
Paul Kaiser
April 10, 2009 / By Nick Hasche
Ettore Sottsass
December 28, 2008 / By Nick Hasche

 

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