History of Graphic Arts, Dr. Paula DiMarco
LECTURES

Summer 2008

Week 1

Wed. July 9th (In class)

Introduction to the class schedule, assignments, and all other requirements.

Introduction to Graphic Design History

 

The Poster

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Week 2

At home lectures:
Mon. July 14th (At home)

Introduction to Graphic Design History

 

In class lectures:
Tues. July 15th

Overview of the Graphic Design movements of the 20th century (part 1)

Wed/ July 16th
In class activity- Please bring you textbooks

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Week 3

At home lectures:
Mon. July 21st

Find out about more designers

Tues. July 22nd
Get connected to other designers

 

In class lectures:
Wed. July 23rd (In class)
Overview of the Graphic Design movements of the 20th century (part 2)

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Week 4

At home lectures:
Mon. July 28th
Please review online videos - On Typography and Printing

1. Explaination of Typography (2 min)
2. Typography School (5 min)
3. Lithography Intro(5 min)
4. Lithography
(3 min)


Read through these files on type as well.
Typeface Classification | Letterform terms |
| What is Offset Lithography?


In class lectures:
Tues. July 29th

Origins of Print & Typography


Wed. July 30th
Helvetica The Movie- Seen in class

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Week 5

At home lectures:
Mon. August 4th
Look over this slide presentation on The Poster

Tues. August 5th
Go through the following links:

Tschichold's rules
Emigre Magazine
Big magazine
David Carson's site
Speak Magazine

Check out these books:
Chip Kidd's book:"Learners" (1 minute)
Stefan Sagmeister's book,
"Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far"

Watch The following Videos

Hillman Curtis- Watch David Carson, Milton Glaser, & Stefan Sagmeister

The Art of the Book (1 hour & 43 minutes)
You can watch the whole video or choose one of the three speakers. You can scroll through to find the speaker.
(00:00 -Milton Glaser)(22:50 - Chip Kidd)

 

In class lectures:
Wed. August 6th
Publication Design (Magazines and Books)

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Week 6

At home lectures:
Mon. August 11th
Watch these videos and respond to discussion section of WebCT

1. Pentagram

Video
History of Pentagram
Website

2. Paula Scher
Video
Her sketchbook
About a work she was involved in

 

In class lectures:
Tues. August 12th
Motion Graphics

Wed. August 13th
Question and answer, review of final exam --Please bring textbooks

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Week 7

At home lectures:

Mon. August 18th

For this Monday evening online class please look at ALL these websites and watch ALL the following videos. After you view these go to the discussion section of WebCT and create a subject and contribute to a subject about these sites. Ask questions provoke a discussion on one of the links or videos. (Make your own discussion subject and respond to at least 2 other's already exsiting subjects).

1. Amir Fallah (Beautiful Decay)

Video (3 minutes)

Look at the website:
Beautiful Decay

2. Shepard Fairy

Video Part 1: (8 minutes)

Video Part 2: (8 minutes)

Look at the website:
Obey Giant

3. James Victore

Video

Look at his site:
James Victore

Read this interview:

Read this site:

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(Don't forget, go to the discussion link and make your own discussion subject and respond to at least 2 other's already exsiting subjects).

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In class lecture:

Tuesday August 19th
From Postmodern graphic art to Contemporary Graphic Art

 

History of The Poster look at this now and see what you see.