Join Sean Adams for an in-depth discussion in this video World War II: Allied powers, part of Learning Graphic Design History.
- During World War two, the Allied powers…included Britain, France, the Soviet Union,…China, and the United States.…In contrast to the Nazi messages of…intimidation, fear, antisemitism, and racial purity,…Britain and the United States utilized propaganda…to mobilize national spirit, appeal to…patriotic duty, and encourage hard work.…In the same way that the message of the Axis powers…evolved from a ruthless set of Nazi values…the Allied messages were reflected from a…national set of ethics that valued…freedom, liberty, and a democratic society.…
In January 1941, President Roosevelt articulated…his vision for a post-war world…founded on four basic human freedoms:…freedom of speech, freedom of religion,…freedom from want, and freedom from fear.…Normal Rockwell used these ideas as a basis of…World War two's best example of…Allied propaganda, the four freedoms.…Initially, Rockwell had no idea how to…tackle such large and broad ideas.…
Then he decided to tell the story from the…point of view from his own hometown.…While these posters may seem traditional and representative,…
Beginning in the Victorian age, Sean explores the need for design in Industrial age advertising, the use of graphic design as propaganda during the two world wars, and the rise of the massively influential Bauhaus school. He sheds light on the development of poster, film-title, magazine, and album-cover design; the changing relationship between design and typography; and graphic design's role in various art movements, ranging from Art Nouveau to new wave. Get started with Foundations of Graphic Design History and discover the power of imagery.
- Why study graphic design history?
- Art Nouveau
- The Arts and Crafts movement
- The Soviet Revolution
- European avante-garde
- New Typography
- The great age of posters
- American modernism
- Post-war optimism
- The rise of the corporate identity
- Exploring the fused metaphor and the "big idea"
- Reviewing Swiss typography
- The West Coast shift
Skill Level Beginner
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
Designing a Typographic Bauhaus Book Coverwith Nigel French33m 31s Intermediate
Where next?2m 19s
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