Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Portfolio Task 2: Modernist Graphic Design

Through this montage of images, a mixture of type and photos merged together to create the cover artwork. As photo montage became a popular move in the Modernist era, it clearly connotes a change through youth during a time of industrialisation.

Hannah Hoch Link.

This can be arguably one of the best pieces of modernist graphic design. The visual reference to industrialisation by using screws to bind the book together was a unusual idea of that time, which was completely evolving.

Fortunato Depero (1927) Futurista, Link.

This powerful image of a steam train was produced by in 1952 after the war. It connotes a strong sense of pride and power throughout the imagery. This purposely was to regenerate the hopes and aspirations of a country and gives them an idealistic approach to the world.

Joseph Binder (1952) Link.

Herbert Bayer's approach to this particular piece was to create geometrical shapes that connote a story of independence through a communist government. Similar to the much early approaches by Russian graphic design before it was basically destroyed.

Herbert Bayer (1928) Link.

This iconic view on Modernity Graphic Design formed from again geometrical shapes, a process that had not been used before to form design. It shows you the reality of early Weimar Germany with a war just around the corner.

Wassily Kandinsky (1923) Link.

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