Graphic Design Of A Graphic Designer Essay

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Graphic design is everywhere; it is a way of communicating through the use of type, space and image. Graphic designers use numerous methods to create and combine words, symbols, and images, which creates a visual representation of ideas and messages. A graphic designer may use a combination of typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to produce a final result. William Morris and Joost Schmidt have both used these techniques to produce astonishing pieces of graphic design, which are going to be compared and contrasted throughout this essay. The 1923 legendary typographer and graphic designer Joost Schmidt in Weimar, Germany created Bauhaus Exhibition Poster. The other piece of design I have decided to analyse is a two-page spread of the edition of works of Geoffrey Chaucer. This was the Kelmscott press finest achievement; it was designed by William Morris and illustrated by his friend Burne-Jones. This was the most beautiful book of its day; it serves as a tribute to “Chaucer” and to Morris himself. (Meggs, P., & Purvis, A. 2006). These design outcomes came from two very contrasting movements. The Arts and craft Movement and the Bauhaus movement. The Arts and Crafts Movement was an international design movement that thrived between 1800 and 1910. The main influence was writer and designer William Morris. William Morris was one of the most influential designers of the Arts and crafts movement. He led the way for the practice of producing and designing without the

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