Join Sean Adams for an in-depth discussion in this video World War II: Axis powers, part of Foundations of Graphic Design History.
- Adolf Hitler, was appointed Chancellor of Germany,…on January 30th, 1933.…The Nazi party then began to eliminate…all political opposition and consolidate their power…with a campaign of violence and intimidation.…They immediately began a mass media campaign…to rule the German people.…By 1934, the Nazi propaganda machine…now controlled all communications, from radio to posters.…Joseph Goebbels was the head of the Nazi…Ministry of Propaganda.…
He used films, books and graphic design…to communicate the Nazis twisted set of values.…Goebbels was one of Hitler's most devoted followers.…He was extremely anti-Semitic and strongly supported…the extermination of all European Jews.…He commissioned work that spoke to ideas…of Aryan racial purity and inherent…German superiority over the world and anti-Semitism.…In its early years, the Nazi party adopted…many of the modernist ideas, such as…simple messages, iconography and strong forms.…
However, as time passed, this changed to a more…traditional and illustrative approach that Hitler preferred.…
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
Foundations of Layout and Compositionwith Sean Adams1h 35m Beginner
Type Project: Bauhaus Book Coverwith Nigel French33m 31s Intermediate
Where next?2m 19s
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