The current design is formed and informed by precedents in history, whether as a pastiche, a juxtaposition or an homage. Each student will present a brief Powerpoint document analyzing a current design that demonstrates historical characteristics, stylizations and sensibilities.
Key issues: Demonstrate a clear understanding of key design movements utilizing appropriate design vocabulary; research and application;discover historical eclecticism
You will research by looking at the world and media around you: posters pasted to streetlamps, ads in magazines and newspapers, web design, interiors, product/packaging design
Identify the key characteristics, compositional devices, colour palettes, typographic styles, motifs of your assigned era/movement.
Find an appropriate and CURRENT design application LOCALLY. Do not use Google, Wikipedia or Pinterest for your research (automatic -10%)
Create a PDF document with a title slide, a brief overview of your time period/stylistic movement, and high-resolution images of your historical reference(s) and your current design example.
All images and text referenced MUST BE captioned, credited, dated, and cited.
Here are three examples in pdf.
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