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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Note: Graphic Arts redirects to this article. For other meanings, see Typography .

Graphic Design is a way to visually communicate one concept , one idea through formal techniques. We still consider it as a means to structure and shape the printed communication , one in which, in general, the working relationship between ' image 'and text. In the 21st century, the involvement of graphic design expanded to digital media being used in the creation of websites, portals, electronic, software and many other areas related to Digital Design .

It is a profession carried out by graphic designer that extends its field of action to various media printed and digital communication, resulting, in particular, in the following applications:

A graphic designer is, conveniently, a knowledgeable user and the various techniques and tools to design, but not only. The Graphic Designer's main bargaining chip the ability to combine their expertise to critique and conceptual repertoire, and supplier of raw intellectual , based on visual culture, social and psychological. Not just a mere performer, but a creative driver which has a goal in sight communication.

The study of graphic design has always been linked to other areas of knowledge such as psychology , art theory , communication , cognitive science , among many others. However the graphic design features a self-knowledge that has developed through its history, but has become more evident in recent years. Something that can be realized by the creation of doctoral and master courses, on specific design in Brazil and the rest of the world. 2

An example of this type of knowledge is the study of typography , its history and its role in the structuring of human knowledge. 3

[ editar ] History of Graphic Design [ edit ]

Graphic design is an activity that has its origins in prehistory with the first cave paintings, like those of Lascaux and extend through time to the neon lights of Ginza . Since ancient history until recent times the explosion of visual communication in the twenty-first century, there is a clear distinction of the definitions of advertising, graphic design and fine art. After all, they share many of the same elements, theories, principles, practices and languages ​​. In advertising, the ultimate objective is the sale of goods and services. In graphic design, "the essence is to give order to information, form to ideas, expression and feeling to artifacts that document human experience." 4


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