Wednesday, January 30, 2008
COOL! The History of Visual Communication...
Excerpt from the website introduction page:
This website attempts to walk you through the long and diverse history of a particular aspect of human endeavour: The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication.
Wikipedia defines visual communication as: Visual communication is the communication of ideas through the visual display of information. Primarily associated with two dimensional images, it includes: art, signs, photography, typography, drawing fundamentals, colour and electronic resources. Recent research in the field has focused on web design and graphically oriented usability. It is part of what a graphic designer does to communicate visually with the audience.
I've only taken a few minutes to look at the site but, it seems to be quite a good resource for students of design/communication as well as for instructors. I highly recommend that you take some time to check it out, visit http://www.citrinitas.com/history_of_viscom/index.html - enjoy!
Via swissmiss' blog.