Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production

It was brought to our attention that a fellow graphic designer, Briar Levit, is crowd funding a film about the design process before the desktop computer. The title of the film is “Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production”. Needless to say, we are very excited and we would like to encourage you to contribute if you can.

0e10084d58c8adf10401e68ee6f03221_originalImagine designing and printing a brochure—without a computer. How would you set the type—making sure it fit your layout? How would you crop the images? How would you place those images alongside your text? And what would you hand over to the offset printer when you were done? 

Up until just 30 years ago when the desktop computer debuted, this whole process would have been primarily done by hand, and with the aide of fascinating machines that used a variety of ways to get type and image on to the printed page.”

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