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Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production (2017)

Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole design production process would have been done primarily by hand, and with the aide of analog machines. The ... See full summary »

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Briar Levit

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Paul Brainerd Paul Brainerd ... Self
Colin Brignall Colin Brignall ... Self
Lou Brooks Lou Brooks ... Self
James Craig James Craig ... Self
Cece Cutsforth Cece Cutsforth ... Self
Carolina de Bartolo Carolina de Bartolo ... Self
Joe Erceg Joe Erceg ... Self
Tobias Frere-Jones Tobias Frere-Jones ... Self
Gene Gable Gene Gable ... Self
Patty Gable Patty Gable ... Self
Ken Garland Ken Garland ... Self
Malcolm Garrett Malcolm Garrett ... Self
Walter Graham Walter Graham ... Self
April Greiman April Greiman ... Self
Gerard Huerta Gerard Huerta ... Self
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Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole design production process would have been done primarily by hand, and with the aide of analog machines. The design and print industries used a variety of ways to get type and image onto film, plates, and finally to the printed page. Graphic Means is a journey through this transformative Mad Men-era of pre-digital design production to the advent of the desktop computer. It explores the methods, tools, and evolving social roles that gave rise to the graphic design industry as we know it today.

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