Presentation Title

The Visual Impact of Technology on Graphic Design

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Discipline

Art

Mentor

Robert Kostick

Abstract

This presentation, in the form of a timeline, will explore how the progression of graphic design styles correlates to the technology used at the time of its production. A cave painting illustrates how primitive tools on natural surfaces create a certain aesthetic. Posters made with movable type exemplify the massive impact the printing press had on graphic design. From the birth of visual communications through the digital era, this display will demonstrate how modern methodologies replaced outdated ones. This is not to say that one is better than the other, rather serve as a reminder of where design evolved from. By looking around and noticing advertisements and packaging its clear that design is everywhere. The presentation will display how exactly our visual surroundings have come to look the way that they do through the advancement of technology.

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The Visual Impact of Technology on Graphic Design

This presentation, in the form of a timeline, will explore how the progression of graphic design styles correlates to the technology used at the time of its production. A cave painting illustrates how primitive tools on natural surfaces create a certain aesthetic. Posters made with movable type exemplify the massive impact the printing press had on graphic design. From the birth of visual communications through the digital era, this display will demonstrate how modern methodologies replaced outdated ones. This is not to say that one is better than the other, rather serve as a reminder of where design evolved from. By looking around and noticing advertisements and packaging its clear that design is everywhere. The presentation will display how exactly our visual surroundings have come to look the way that they do through the advancement of technology.

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