Monday, September 24, 2007
A 19th Century prospectus states: "Harper's Illuminated and New Pictorial Bible is embellished with sixteen hundred historical engravings, exclusive of an initial letter to each chapter, by Joseph Adams [1803-1880], more than fourteen hundred of which are from original designs, by John Gadsby Chapman [1808-1889]. It will be printed from the standard copy of the American Bible Society, and contain Marginal References, the Apocrypha, a Concordance Table, List of Proper Names, General Index, Table of Weights, Measures, etc." Actually HNPB became the finest achivement of graphic design in America during the mid-to-late 1800's.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Nice meeting yesterday. This post covers about three hundred years of history (from late 15th-Century until late 18th-Century). If you owe me a comment from last week, include it here along with the new one (in the heading make clear which is which). Bring your discussion to our main theme: graphic design. Make interesting connections, think back-and-forth.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
I've posted some of the main "design" developments for sections 1-6 of our textbook. For your 150-word comment, you may pick any one of the seven posts below. Let's emphasize historic aspects along with observations about graphic design, which is our main pursuit here. I welcome additional comments as responses to other comments (conversations or discussions are always a plus!). If necessary, I may interject and make a suggestion here and there. Good luck!