Chapter 4 keynote file & study questions

Chapter 4 Key points   • Graphic design in the Renaissance was formally and technically bound to the development of letterpress printing.   • Late Medieval letterforms, page formats, and layout conventions were standardized as they migrated to printed forms, and print had a similar effect on other disciplines, establishing norms of written composition, rhetoric, … Continued

Keynote files Chapters 2 & 3 & study questions

Chapter 2 Chapter 3   Chapter 2 • In the Classical period, graphic design became a component of literacy. Design literacy suggests the existence of a common cultural understanding of the meaning of the visual forms, as well as the materials and contexts, of graphic information.   • In Classical culture, the functions of written … Continued

Chapter 1: keynote & Study Questions

Click here to view the slides in a web browser Note: if you hover your mouse over the left edge of the browser you can view the slides and navigate forward and backwards. Also the first slide loads blank, click in the browser to advance each slide. Key Points & Study Questions: Chapter 1   … Continued


The required text book for this course is Graphic Design History: A critical Guide   We will also be referencing No More Rules Graphic Design and Postmodernism: by Rick Poynor. This book will also be useful for your research paper.