GRAPHIC DESIGN

graphic design: coloured pencils

Graphic Design is a form of visual communication. It is a process in which visual information is given form and structure. This is often done through the arrangement of typography and images and take any form from photography to 3D design. Graphic design can incorporate the use of illustration, iconography, and branding, but is not limited to these devices.
Graphic design is practiced in numerous fields and media, the most common are:
- Print - Magazines, newspapers, posters, periodicals, business collateral materials, print advertisements;
- World wide web and software user interfaces;
- Film, videos, CDs, DVDs - title design, motion graphics, promotional materials;
- Identity systems, environmental graphic design including signage, wayfinding, and retail environments;
- Products, packaging, point-of-purchase displays.
According to the classic theory of design, or graphic design, visual design, art, the visual excitement of a work of design is a result of how the composition of the design elements create mood, style, message, and a look.
The art of graphics budded in the 15th century from the need to produce more than one copy of the same image, in a society that saw an evolving merchant and bourgeois class which had economic means so developing cultural and knowledge needs before allowed only to upper-class people. The process of graphics has considerably changed in the course of time since, in the mid 1980s, the arrival of desktop publishing and the introduction of software applications introduced a generation of designers to computer image manipulation and 3D image creation that had previously been unachievable. Computers are now considered to be an indispensable tool used in the graphic design industry. However, a few designers continue to use manual and traditional tools.



fonte: www.wikipedia.org