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Booklet Design: Final Reflection

This project was both fun and challenging, as we explored typography and design in our booklet creations. I’ve learned a lot in this project not only about design and layout, but the technical features of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign software. Before this task, I had little knowledge of this software with some basic photo editing …

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The Power of the Monogram

Monograms are defined by Dictionary.com as 'a design consisting of two or more alphabetic letters combined or interlaced, commonly one's initials' (Dictionary.com, n.d). From symbols of power and wealth to fashion statements, how did the monogram come about and evolve over time? Left: Choice Class 2 Charlemagne Denier, https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=270083, Right: Monogram Penny of Alfred the …

Influential Designers: Josef Müller-Brockmann

Josef Müller-Brockmann, a 20th century graphic designer, was one of the most well known and recognised designers of Swiss International style, becoming the most prominent theorist and practitioner of this style by the 1950s. In his works he employed a grid based design void of unnecessary illustration or subjective emotion. Müller-Brockmann studied design, the history …