The Prologue

Graphic Renaissance

Industrial Revolution

Modernist Era

Aleksander Wat

Aleksander Wat is the pen name of Aleksander Chwat (1 May 1900 – 29 July 1967), a...

Rosalinde Fuller

Rosalinde Fuller began her career by performing the old English country songs she and her sisters had collected as teen-agers, appeared on...

Bolsheviks

The Bolsheviks, derived from большинство bol'shinstvo, "majority", literally meaning "one of the majority") were a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic...

Simultaneity

Simultaneity is the property of two events happening at the same time in a frame of reference. According to Einstein's Theory of...

Paul Éluard

Paul Éluard, born Eugène Émile Paul Grindel was a French poet who was one of the founders of the surrealist movement. Éluard...

Simon & Schuster publishing company

Simon & Schuster, Inc., a division of CBS Corporation, is a publisher founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard L....

Die Form

It was not only the avant-garde magazines such as Merz which carried the progressive message to Switzerland. Die Form, the Werkbund journal, was another....

Age of Information

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Andrew Altmann

Andy Altmann graduated in graphic design from the Royal College of Art in 1987 and almost immediately...

THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION AND BEYOND

By the early 21 century, many people had become dependent on the internet for information and entertainment....

Graphic Design and the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution, which is usually said to have occurred first in England between 1760 and 1840, was a radical process of...

Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family...

The Invention of Writing

THE INVENTION OF WRITING It is not known precisely when or where Homo sapiens, the...

Alphabets

ALPHABETS Early visual language systems, including cuneiform, hieroglyphics, and written Chinese, contained a built-in complexity. In each, pictographs had...

The Asian Contribution

THE ASIAN CONTRIBUTION Western civilization dawned from obscure sources along the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in...

Pietro Bembo

Pietro Bembo, O.S.I.H. was an Italian scholar, poet, literary theorist, member of the Knights Hospitaller and a cardinal. He was an influential...

Ralph Beilby

Ralph Beilby was an English engraver, working chiefly on silver and copper. He was the son of William Beilby, a jeweler and...