Archinect - Bleed 2014-11-27T00:37:57-05:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/67931237/on-further-positioning-graphic-design-in-a-wider-context On further positioning Graphic Design in a wider context Sondre_M 2013-02-20T13:33:00-05:00 >2013-02-20T13:33:44-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4r8qnlyekxqk5f3w.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <br> In my previous blog post I talked about graphic design and modernism, on the importance of making things that last compared to being 'on trend', in the moment or "fresh and young". I still stand by that, but I'm writing this as I go along exploring and there is always different sides to a case, and trying to fit a square peg in a round hole is just all the more difficult when it's hard to actually tell if the peg is square in the first place &ndash; or some sort of freaky, shape-shifting hexagon.</p> <p> Through the ages, art has always been (in hindsight at least) been put into categories, to -isms and definite categories. Art Deco, Modernism, Post-modernism, Cubism etc. These have been, to a degree, a overview of the cultural world, encompassing literature, architecture, visual arts and philosophical thought. It might seems strange, but I want to keep talking about graphic design, because it seems like it is Designs' young sister, part rebellious, part confused on where to position...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/64757280/on-modernism-in-graphic-design On modernism in graphic design Sondre_M 2013-01-03T17:44:00-05:00 >2013-01-08T23:23:18-05:00 <p> [I will write a proper introduction of this blog shorty, but first, a subject that has peaked my interest spurred me to get this down in writing]</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i2/i2o81654umviyjyx.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Most areas of design bleed into each other, in the movements and -isms, philosophies and collectives. Graphic design, at least lately, have lost some of its connection to the rest of the design realm. I started an education in graphic and multimedia design in 2007, which was, looking back, maybe not the best years in graphic design. Webdesign had just gotten out of it web 2.0 gloss, but design was still all over the place, with vector swooshes, cute characters and a very distinct style to everything.</p> <p> Now, I stumbled upon a blog post that - granted, is a few years ago, concerning a quote from legendary graphic designer Vignelli, on typefaces, and how there are only twelve worth using</p> <p> <a href="http://ilovetypography.com/2010/04/17/the-vignelli-12-or-we-use-too-many-fonts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://ilovetypography.com/2010/04/17/the-vignelli-12-or-we-use-too-many-fonts</a>/</p> <p> The response from the writer and many of the commentators are ...</p>