Konstverket "Teyashim" av El Lissitzky

Graphic Design History from a global perspective

15 credits

The student will be able to discern visual expressions and graphic design as well as give an in-depth account of different visual expressions in a historical and cultural context. The student will be able to review and reflect on visual communication, graphic design and their roles in everyday life, Write reflections on graphic design from historical, contemporary and global perspectives, and design visual solutions with graphic design and typography from a historical, cultural and global context.

Student projects

For one assignment, last term's students were asked to choose a graphic design period, a movement, or a particular designer that inspired them, and to interpret that style by analyzing its parts, drawing conclusions and using imaginativeness. Ellen Eriksson chose the colorful, handmade and friendly style of Willem Sandberg, while Arvid Brodén created an analogue rendering of William Morris’s popular art and crafts patterns. David Sandberg constructed a street filled with zany houses to explain the eclectic style of the Memphis Group and Julia Brandt made a novel interpretation of a champagne poster, using turn of the century Paris for a modern commentary.

Colourful poster
Flower arrangement
Housing poster
Poster women

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Student working from home

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