Design History Research
Graphic Design 1 students:
Select your ten best design examples of your topic for use in a short presentation to the class. Presentations should be 10 images / 10 minutes of clear identification of qualities present in your design period. Identify: formal qualities like line, shape, color, use of space. Identify: typography of the period. Identify: important designers + artists who shaped the movement. Identify: social conditions that shaped the movement (political, philosophical, cultural, technological?). Boil down the highlights into your 10 minute talk (that's about one minute per slide.)
Please post a short descriptive paragraph about your topic to the comments below. Outline the key identifying qualities, dates and designers for the topic. Include your name and your topic name at the top of your comment. Include three links to more info and images related to your topic on the web.
(please post your paragraph by March 24) (150-200 words).
DESIGN HISTORY RESEARCH + PRESENTATIONS:
Presentations will be chronologically by historical topic:
Art Nouveau / Arts+Crafts Movement / Wiener Werkstatte / Expressionism
Futurism / Constructivism / Dada / De Stijl / Bauhaus /
New Typography / Art Deco / Modernism / Swiss design /
Push Pin Studios / Psychedelia / Postmodern Design / Deconstruction / Music Graphics
Design History Timeline Project
DUE for installation April 14, 16
THAT WAS THEN > THIS IS NOW
Each student will do a long poster that coordinates with the class collection (size and format to be discussed). Your segment of the timeline will showcase your period research AS WELL AS elements you have discovered in contemporary design that reflect the aesthetic of the historical movement. Begin noticing and making these connections now! Poster timeline to be installed in VK131 temporary hallway.