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The Evolution Of Graphic Design [Infographic]

The Evolution of Graphic Design

As with almost anything nowadays, there is a history that goes back a long way when it comes to graphic design. Some people may think that this whole thing we call graphics is just something we made up when we first started using computers, and it became possible to draw simple pictures on them. Of course we have evolved since then, and the way we do things today is a lot more advanced than back then. Today we have tablets that can do stuff ten thousand times better than the first software we could draw on. It’s all about processor speed really, and the software we have access to is getting more and more advanced.

However, the whole graphic design scene is way older than that. It actually goes way back to the stone age when the people chalked and cut their images into stone. I am sure they used other materials to draw on, but stone was the only one that kept their creative outlets for years and years. Once again, Tech King put together a really interesting look at the history of graphic design, and they call it “The Darwinian Evolution of Graphic Design.

Even though the infographic isn’t exactly all about graphic design, it helps you understand the levels that graphic design has gone through, how technology changed its course, and how it constantly kept evolving through the years. It’s interesting to follow the evolution through the milestones that changed graphic design and brought us all the way to where we are today. Wuation really is where we are heading after this. With games like Minecraft and Terraria, we’re seeing a little retro graphics being used again, and I wonder where this will take us in the near future. Will we retreat a bit to what we used to think was cool, or will we see a whole new kind of graphic design in games and in web and graphic design? I guess the future holds the answer to that one.

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Author: Richard Darell

 

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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