A Hub To Visualize Your Thoughts

By: Ranju Kumar

Give paramount importance to graphic design. It is one which generates shine and attraction is definitely going to target clients to you. The term "graphic design" came into existence in twentieth century. This term was first used by the American book and advertising designer W.A. Dwiggins in 1922. However, it has its own history with images, text and visual communication.

Graphic design has strong inseparable relationship with art. Art has been a part of cultures since before the written word. The history of graphic design starts from these ancient beginnings. It has strong resemblance with applied arts. It got its true beginning with the discovery of the printing press.

Up to that time in the history of graphic design, art and other imaginative works had to be hand copied. The ability to print copies of art and other creative works was a gigantic stride toward the graphic design that exists today.

Another large step in its history was the vast growth in the field of photography and film making especially animated movies. These vital steps at the end of the nineteenth century were the stepping stones to creating the designs that we have today.

This era also script the beginning of the separation of creative art from applied art that was used for a purpose such as conveying a message, advertising, and other purposes.

The next leap in its history was the growth of the computer, and more prominently, the technological wave that led to a personal computer in every home as we have today. Graphic design would not be as admired, nor would it be as successful, creative, and reproducible without the invention of computers.

Therefore, the history of graphic design is strongly attached with the history of computers, computer software and digital photography. All these significant technological advances have lend their hands for the quick development of graphic design.

There are many other vital milestones in the history. In 1919 the first union of art and industry was put into place. In 1970 titans like IBM came forward with mega computers that allowed for more advances in graphic design.

The advent of the micro processor, allowing for personal office and home computers, came in 1980 and was marketed with Apple computers in 1984. Finally, the now common place technology of internet access in 1993 tops off the history that has lead to the graphic design industry we know and recognize today.

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