“Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style.”
–Massimo Vignelli


The history and use of graphical design stems about as far back as the ages we first started creating tools. Through the use of these tools, we made our first mark, 
we began communicating.



is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.      

Hector Louis Berlioz

Photo - Johan Tørhaug.


This page is created to inform graphic designers, students and any one interested in the history of art and in particular sources of influences on graphical design. The history and eras of graphical design is what this page is all about. Created by a student for the next generation of students.

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