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History of the Graphic Design

The term graphic design was coined by William Addison Dwiggins in 1922. However, graphic design-like activities span human existence: from the caves of Lascaux, to Rome’s Trajan’s Column to the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, to the neon lights of Ginza, Tokyo. In “Babylon, artisans pressed cuneiform inscriptions into clay bricks or tablets which were used for construction. The bricks gave information such as the name of the reigning monarch, the builder, or some other dignitary”. This was the first known road sign announcing the name of the governor of a state or mayor of the city. The Egyptians developed communication by hieroglyphics that used picture symbols dating as far back as 136 B.C. found …

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  • Industrial-class 3D printer shipments increase in China, North America despite headwinds 21/01/2020
    Shipments of industrial-class 3D printers (priced above $100,000) were up by more than 8% in Q3 2019 compared with the same period the previous year, according to market intelligence from Context (London). This key sector, which accounted for almost 70% of all 3D printer revenues for the period, saw even more impressive shipment growth of […]
    Clare Goldsberry
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    John Blyler
  • VSI Labs And FLIR Are Studying Whether Thermal Cameras Can Make Cars Safer 21/01/2020
    In tests thermal cameras and radar were able to prevent an autonomous car from hitting a moving dummy. (Image source: FLIR Systems) FLIR Systems has contracted VSI Labs to help study how thermal sensors can enhance automotive safety. VSI reports that tests completed in December 2019 at the America Center for Mobility near Detroit, MI […]
    Chris Wiltz