Graphic Design

Art and Design Movements are aesthetic approaches that emerge from a specific historical or cultural context and become widely adopted by designers all around the world.

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Creative Brief

Design a series of 6 graphic works inspired by art and design movements from the following periods:

  1. Belle Époque & World War 1
  2. European Avant-gardes & the New Typography
  3. The Age of Modernism
  4. International Postwar Style
  5. Cultural Revolutions & Design Systems
  6. Postmodernism & the Digital Age

The medium is posters and subject is designer’s quotes of the series. Each of the 6 projects must convincingly interpret a different graphic style.

Designed 6 posters for 6 art movements, each featuring a quote from iconic designers/artists of each movement.

Art Deco

A good poster is a visual telegram.


A.M.Cassandre pseudonym of Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, was a French painter, commercial poster artist, and typeface designerin the Art Deco era.

Art Deco, as defined, is an elegant style of decorative art, design and architecture which began as a Modernist reaction against the Art Nouveau style. It is characterized by the use of angular, symmetrical geometric forms.


Just as typography is human speech translated into what can be read, so photography is the translation of reality into a readable image.

Herbert Bayer

Herbert Bayer was an Austrian and American graphic designer, an artistic polymath who was was one of the Bauhaus’s most influential students, teachers, and proponents, advocating the integration of all arts throughout his career.

The Bauhaus is a German artistic movement which lasted from 1919-1933. Its goal was to merge all artistic mediums into one unified approach, that of combining an individual’s artistry with mass production and function. Bauhaus design is often abstract, angular, and geometric, with little ornamentation.

Street Art

Creating is about sharing ideas, sharing aesthetics, sharing what you believe in with other people.

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary artist, activist, and founder of OBEY Clothing. He emerged from the skateboarding scene and is best known for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” (OBEY) sticker campaign, which he created in 1989 while attending the Rhode Island School of Design.

Street art is a form of artwork that is displayed in public on surrounding buildings, on streets, trains and other publicly viewed surfaces.

Swiss Design

The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropriate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an art that requires practice.

Josef Müller-Brockmann

Josef Müller-Brockmann was a Swiss graphic designer, author, and educator, he was a Principal at Muller-Brockmann & Co. design firm. He was a pioneer of the International Typographic Style.

Swiss Design, also known as the International Typographic Style, is a minimalist design style that emerged in Switzerland in the 1950s. It is characterized by its use of sans serif typefaces, asymmetrical layouts, grid systems, and a focus on clarity and legibility. Grid systems are used to organize information and create a sense of order.


I was trying to make the lettering legible.

Wes Wilson

Robert Wesley Wilson was an American artist and one of the leading designers of psychedelic posters. He invented a style that is now synonymous with the peace movement, the psychedelic era and the 1960s.

Psychedelic posters are obscured and disguised lettering, vivid color, vibrant energy, flowing organic patterns, and a mix of cultural images from different places and periods, literally anything to confuse, enchant, thrill, and entertain the viewer.

Art Nouveau

Art exists only to communicate a spiritual message.

Alphonse Mucha

Alfons Maria Mucha, known internationally as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech painter, illustrator, and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau period, widely known for his distinctly stylized and decorative theatrical posters, particularly those of Sarah Bernhardt.

Art Nouveau is an international style of art, architecture, and applied art, especially the decorative arts. It was often inspired by natural forms such as the sinuous curves of plants and flowers.

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