History of Graphic Design: ART 115

A historical survey of graphic design from the 1400s to the late 20th century.

initial cap bJohannes Gutenberg
IBM logoPaul Rand
morris patternWilliam Morris
J M BrockmanJ. Müller-Brockmann
gibson girlCharles Dana Gibson
plakastil posterLucian Bernhard
durer lettersAlbrecht Durer
charet posterJules Charét
behrens AEGPeter Behrens
constructivismAlexander Rodchenko
dadaKurt Schwitters
Dylan posterMilton Glaser

COURSE SCHEDULE

Schedule subject to changes as the semester progresses
Week 1

What we'll be doing in class


LESSON:

For Next Week

READ:

  • Chs. 5 & 6

Week 2

What we'll be doing in class

LESSON:

After the Alphabet

sound icon Hey Ho, Greenwood (Wm Byrd)

Projects, Tests & Notes


PROJECT:


for next week

READ:

  • Chs. 7 & 8
Week 3

What we'll be doing in class

LESSON:

The Renaissance & beyond

sound icon Greensleeves (1580's)
sound icon Brandenburg Concerto #3(Bach, 1720's)

Projects, Tests & Notes

PROJECTS:

for next week

READ:

  • Ch. 9
Week 4

What we'll be doing in class

LESSON:

The Industrial Revolution & The Victorian era

sound icon "La donna è mobile"- Rigoletto (Verdi, 1851)
sound icon William Tell Overture (Rossini, 1829)

Projects, Tests & Notes

  • Playing Card Roughs DUE!

for next week

READ:

  • Ch. 10
Week 5

What we'll be doing in class

LESSON:

The Arts and Crafts Movement

sound icon Carmen (selection, George Bizet, 1845)


Projects, Tests & Notes

PROJECTS:

  • Outline of Distinguished Designer
  • Playing Card Project DUE!

for next week

READ:

  • Ch. 11
Week 6

Projects, Tests & Notes

for next week

READ:

  • Ch. 12
Week 7

What we'll be doing in class

LESSON:

Early 20th-Century Design

sound icon Also Sparch Zarathustra (Richard Strauss 1896)

Projects, Tests & Notes


Golden Section: Foundations of Layout & Composition - Lynda.com

for next week

READ:

  • Ch. 13

    Designer Presentations
Week 8

What we'll be doing in class

LESSON:

The Influence of Modern Art

sound icon Rite of Spring (Igor Stravinsky1913)
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring caused a classical music riot at it's premiere!

Projects, Tests & Notes

PROJECTS:

  • Distinguished Designer
    presentations due date

for next week

READ:

  • Ch. 14

    Designer Presentations
Week 9

What we'll be doing in class

LESSON:

The Influence of Modern Art (Cont.)

Projects, Tests & Notes

PROJECTS:

  • Distinguished Designer
    presentations due date

  • Poster Project assigned

for next week

READ:

  • Ch. 15
Week 10

What we'll be doing in class

LESSON:

Pictorial Modernism
(Art Deco)

sound icon Dexterity (Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie 1944)



Projects, Tests & Notes

PROJECTS:

  • Essay/Podcast Project assigned

for next week

READ:

  • Chs. 16 & 17
Week 11

What we'll be doing in class

LESSON:

The Spread of Constructivism

sound icon Peter And The Wolf March (Prokofiev 1936) 

Projects, Tests & Notes

    for next week

    READ:

    Week 12

    What we'll be doing in class

    TEAM LESSON:

    The Bauhaus(Ch.16)

    sound icon Mack the Knife (The Threepenny Opera, Kurt Weill and Bertotl Brecht, 1930)
    sound icon Ain't Misbehavin
    (Louis Armstrong, USA 1930)


    TEAM LESSON:

    The Modern Movement in America (Ch. 17)

    sound icon Sentimental Journey (Les Brown and His Orchestra, 1944)

    TEAM LESSON:

    International Typographic Style (Ch. 18)

    sound icon The Fat Man ( Fats Domino, 1949)




    Projects, Tests & Notes

    TEAMS:

    Ben Pochopien
    – Stephen Jones
    – Elizabeth Joyce





    TEAMS:

    Taylor Rupp
    Stephen Jones

    – Arthur Tanamien



    TEAMS:

    Dave Herman
    JJ Clancy

    – Barri Shrager
    – Ben Pochopien


    Team leaders in RED
    Team helpers in PURPLE


    for next week

    READ:

    Week 13 - NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING BREAK

    What we'll be doing in class

    Projects, Tests & Notes

    for next week

    Week 14

    What we'll be doing in class

    TEAM LESSON:

    The New York School (Ch. 19)

    sound icon Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry, 1958)


    TEAM LESSON:

    Corporate ID and Visual systems (Ch. 20)

    sound iconStand By Me (Ben E King, 1961)

    TEAM LESSON:

    The Conceptual Image (Ch. 21)

    sound icon Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin, (1971)

    Projects, Tests & Notes

    TEAMS:

    Nadine Leeper
    Elizabeth Joyce
    – JJ Clancy


    TEAMS:

    Barri Shrager
    – Taylor Rupp



    TEAMS:

    Lexi Morton
    – Dave Herman

    Team leaders in RED
    Team helpers in PURPLE


    • Due date for Poster project
    • Blog Project due


    for next week

    READ:

    Week 15

    What we'll be doing in class

    TEAM LESSON:

    National Visions (Ch. 22)

    sound icon Call Me (Blondie, 1980)


    TEAM LESSON:

    Postmodern Design (Ch. 23)

    sound icon Money For Nothing (Dire Straits, 1985)


    TEAM LESSON:

    The Digital Age (Ch. 24)

    sound icon Idioteque (Radiohead 2000)

    Projects, Tests & Notes

    TEAMS:

    Ian Botes
    – Nadine Leeper
    – Tom Rooney



    TEAMS:

    Dale Mautlsby
    Arthur Tanamien

    – Lexi Morton


    TEAMS:

    Tom Rooney
    – Dale Mautlsby
    – Ian Botes



    Team leaders in RED
    Team helpers in PURPLE


    • Due date for Essay project

     

    for next week

    READ:

    Week 16

    What we'll be doing in class

    Deadline for Faculty Submission
    of Grades

    Projects, Tests & Notes

       

      Student Blogs Fall 2014
      Ian Botes
      John Clancy
      David Herman
      Stephen Jones
      Elizabeth Joyce
      Nadine Leeper
      Dale Maultsby
      Alexi Morton
      Benjamin Pochopien
      Tom Rooney
      Taylor Rupp
      Barri Shrager
      Arthur Tanamian