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What you will learn

  • Learn about the history of graphic design

  • Understand the emergence of design as a recognized practice

  • Learn about graphic design radicalism in late 1950s to early 1970s

  • Make informed design choices

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Art HistoryHistoryGraphic ArtsGraphic Design

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48%

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40%

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Beginner Level
Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Early Mass Marketing

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 43 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Introduction to Early Mass Marketing1m
Form Follows Function4m
A Democratization of Choice2m
A Revival of Styles4m
Style Mash-up
4m
An Exaggeration of Type5m
Branding5m
A Household Name3m
Text and Image5m
"Words doing the work"2m
7 readings
About this course8m
About the assignments8m
Instructor Presence and Staff Support 1m
Forum Guidelines2m
Requesting Peer Reviews2m
Academic Integrity2m
The Designer's Toolbox: Wood Type5m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

The Bauhaus

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Founding the Bauhaus5m
The Foundation Year6m
The Bauhaus and Architecture4m
Klee, Schlemmer & Albers5m
László Moholy-Nagy1m
Herbert Bayer5m
Color & Image3m
Textiles & Ceramics1m
Typography2m
Publications3m
1 reading
Week 2 Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Modernism in America

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
13 videos
The Bauhaus influence4m
A symbolic language4m
Case Study: Scope Magazine1m
Developing corporate identities3m
A new subjectivity3m
Case Study: Fortune Magazine2m
Play and humor4m
Case Study: The Mechanized Mule brochure1m
Duality & Simplicity4m
Case Study: El Producto cigars1m
Rand’s Logo Designs3m
A clear identity3m
1 reading
Week 3 Resources1m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Graphic Design Radicalism

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 59 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
14 videos
The objectivity of Swiss Design6m
Incorporating abstraction1m
Josef Mueller-Brockmann4m
The Grid4m
Emil Ruder1m
Compositional Strategies2m
The subjectivity of Push Pin6m
Milton Glaser5m
“The South”2m
The Psychedelic Poster and Looking to the Past7m
The Diggers5m
Sister Corita’s Aesthetics6m
Sister Corita’s Politics2m
5 readings
Week 4 Resources1m
The Designer's Toolbox: Four-color printing1m
The Designer's Toolbox: "Psychedelic" Effects5m
The Designer's Toolbox: Gestetner Machine3m
The Designer's Toolbox: Screen printing3m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m

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