The History of Visual Communication

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While researching for a blog post, I stumbled upon The History of Visual Communication.  The purpose of this amazing website is “to walk you through the long and diverse history of a particular aspect of human endeavor: The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication” (Source).

The history is divided into 10 portions: rocks and caves; ideograms; the alphabet; the art of the book; the printing press; the masters of type; breaking the grid; the avantgarde; the modernists; the computer.  With plenty of sample images and history from all over the world, the comprehensive History of Visual Communication is engrossing.  Check it out here.

The History website led me to The History of Visual Communication Blog.  It is now a must-read, and I’ve added it to my Blogroll.  What a stunning discovery!

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