10 things you never knew about graphic design:

  • Logo designs are believed to have started in the 13th century when ancient Egyptians branded domestic animals with hieroglyphs to mark their ownership.
  • Graphic design began with the Sumerian pictographs and Egyptian Hieroglyphics during 2500 BC to 1400 BC.
  • Typography emerged in the mid-1400s using re-usable Meta. Johann Gutenberg was the one who developed the first ever movable type. Claude Garamond opens first type foundry, developing and selling fonts to printers in 1530.
  • In the 18th century, letters were designed basis the mathematical drafting principles. Ornamental typography also started in the 1800s. First sans-serif font was introduced as one line of a book.
  • In the late 1800s, Art Nouveau emerged as an international art style and soon took the world of graphic design by storm.
  • Helvetica font was introduced to the world in the 20th century and soon it became one of the most used fonts.
  • Pop Art and Psychadelia became popular graphic design styles between 1960s and 1970s.
  • In the mid-1970s, designers paid more attention to word spacing, distorting type, typewriter type and collage.
  • From the 1990s forward, street style design became popular. Typefaces were mass produced and marketed for computers.
  • The world’s first ever website was launched in the year 1992.
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