Thursday, December 10, 2009

Historical Design Poster thumbnails.

For the historical design project, we were assigned to create a poster that defined a movement in design history along with an artist that contributed to the period.  The style of the artist and movement was to be incorporated in the poster in order to communicate to the viewer the many aspects of design history.  I was instantly drawn to the Bauhaus movement due to its clean, yet functional forms used in the work.  Type is a huge factor in graphic design and the Bauhaus movement definitely evaluated and used it effectively.  Also, I was strongly influenced that the modern architecture and furniture that we see today originated from the Bauhaus period.  For the artist, Herbert Bayer stood out to me for his profound accomplishments during the Bauhaus movement.  He created numerous typefaces such as the "Universal" font and was appointed head of the printing and advertising workshops when the Bauhaus school moved to Dessau.

These are the thumbnail sketches that present the concept of the Bauhaus movement from my perspective.  I obviously wanted to use strong shapes and text forming from various directions because this is what we see in the Bauhaus style.  As you can see, I also added some form of furniture or architecture into the layout as well.

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