Thursday, 5 June 2008
What is Graphic Design?
www.google.com - graphic design
The term graphic design can refer to a number of artistic and professional disciplines which focus on visual communication and presentation. Various methods are used to create and combine symbols, images and/or words to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. A graphic designer may utilize typography, visual arts and page layout techniques in varying degrees to produce the final result of the project. Graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated.
Common uses of graphic design include magazines, advertisements, product packaging and web design. For example, a product package might include a logo or other artwork, organized text and pure design elements such as shapes and color which unify the piece. Composition is one of the most important features of graphic design especially when utilizing pre-existing materials or using diverse elements.
Is this Graphic Design? :
Well these are the first images that appear when you search "Graphic Design" in the mighty search engine that is Google. Are these images exactly what graphic design is and exactly what it represents?
I don't think so
Well with Google showing a poor initial response.........lets try Youtube?
www.youtube.com - graphic design :
So there you have it........the 3 main rules not to do when designing........still not quite sure what graphic design is?
Lets try another search :
www.google.com - what is graphic design :
Graphic design basically is visual problem solving using text and/or graphical elements. Your aim is to create something that is pleasing to the eye, and gets the attention of the viewer. But things can't just look cool. They have to work as well.
How effective is a great looking restaurant menu if you can't for the life of you find beverages, or it's hard to tell which price is for what?
www.youtube.com - what is graphic design :
I think as far as breaking down wha graphic design means to me this simple but effective video really helps you understand what goes into graphic design and not jus the visual side of it :
Typography is the art, craft and techniques of type design, modifying type glyphs, and arranging type. Type glyphs (characters) are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. The arrangement of type is the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing) and letter spacing.
Typography is performed by typesetters, compositors, typographers, graphic artists, art directors, and clerical workers. Until the Digital Age, typography was a specialized occupation. Digitization opened up typography to new generations of visual designers and lay users.
What is graphic Design?