Sunday, March 3, 2013

Digital revolution in graphic design

During 1980s digital technology performanced a revolution in graphic design. The first Macintosh computer was invented by Apple Computer in 1984. It presents bitmapped graphics. The term “pixels” represent the dots information on the screen. The computer technology allowed designers to control all the design process on the desktop computer. The words and pictures can be composed into a computer file.

April Greiman is one of the early designers who explored the digital technology. She combined the overlapped images and bitmapped fonts into posters. She digitized the prints and patterns. The digital elements were assembled by using computer software.

April Greiman,
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art 1986

April Greiman Museum of Modern Art,
New York 1987

April Greiman. Fortuny Museum,
Venice Pacific Wave exhibition 1987

April Greiman
University of California at Los Angeles. 1991

April Greiman

by Ai

Barbara Kruger's other designs

This time I would like to share some designs that she created in different media. She still using the same style on her designs.  Although, they are totally different media, it still catching the point of viewers eyes.  Her feature is really strong and suitable enough for different media.  It is also really successful work!

exhibition infomation:

by Mei-Chun Lin

The style of illustration in movie poster design posted by Chunyan Yu

  These are five Disney movie poster designs. They all have the design style of illustration. It is another style of movie poster design focusing on the rich and varied pictures.

  These are the five movie posters designed by Ken Taylor. The designer also focuses on the style of illustration but the design style of these five posters are different from the above five posters. They are so expressive and full of details.