Course Outline & Assignments for History of Graphic Design

IMPORTANT NOTE: Assignments not completed in class will be assigned as homework. This schedule may change based on class experience and instructor’s discretion.

Week Class Date Topic Assignment Due Date
1 01-20-15 Origins of Writing Invent a Writing System 01-27-15
2 01-27-15 Illuminated Manuscripts and the Gutenburg Bible My Initial Cap 02-03-15
3 02-03-15 Printing in Europe Early Type Essay 02-17-15
4 02-10-15 Typographic Genius
5 02-17-15 Baskerville and the Industrial Revolution
6 02-24-15 Photography Vintage Ad for a Digital Camera 03-10-15
7 03-03-15 The Victorian Age
8 03-10-15 Arts and Crafts
9 03-17-15 Art Nouveau, and the Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Home Page 04-07-15
10 03-24-15 Posters, and Identity
11 03-31-15 Spring Break – No Class Session
12 04-07-15 Russian Avant Garde, DeStijl, and Art Deco
13 04-14-15 Bauhaus Bauhaus Event Poster 04-28-15
14 04-21-15 Tschichold, and Swiss Design
15 04-28-15 Corporate ID, and Film Titles
16 05-05-15 Post Modern and West Coast Design Final Essays 05-19-15
17 05-12-15 Digital Aesthetic, and Design Today
18 05-19-15 Turn in Final Essays remotely – no class session