Unemployment, inflation and political chaos followed the First World War in Germany. Yet it was then that graphic design emerged as part of a modern industrial society in the cities of central Northern Europe, not just on posters in the streets, but in letterheads, advertising leaflets, lighted neon sign letters, catalogues for industrial components, and trade fairs. Germany, situated between two powerful avant-gardes, was open to their influence.
To the east was Communism and Constructivism in Soviet Russia; to the west, the doctrinaire enthusiasms of the Dutch De Stijl artists. What was called Commercial Art survived in advertising, notably in the work of the outstanding poster artists such as Hohlwein and Bcrnhard. But visual communication in the 1920s was shaped by the avant-garde artists.
The most prominent artistic movements at the end of the war were Expressionism and Dada. Posters, books and journals produced by Expressionist artists were marked by aggressive illustration, whose violent contrasts were matched by freely drawn lettering or by heavy typefaces originally designed for advertising, and incorporated into business signage designs, and eventualluy exploding in times square, with lighted neon signs, now replaced with lighted Led letters and digital signage.
There was an over-emphasis in these techniques, which left a few remarkable film posters but no lasting mark on design. It was the poets and artists of the Dada movement – anti-establishment, anti-military, anti-art – with their Futurist disdain for tradition, who continued the revolution in the use of words and images. They particularly employed montage, the assembly of ready-made images, and they mixed all kinds of letter forms and printers' ornaments in typographic compositions, bill boards and street advertising.
The advertisement designed by John Heartfield in 1917 to advertise a portfolio of lithographs by his fellow Dadaist George Grosz combined old engraved blocks, found at the printer, with slogans in sans-serif type. The need to lock the type into the printing press demanded rectangular units and thus imposed a strict vertical-horizontal arrangement. To Heartfield this was no restriction: he poured wet plaster around the angled tvpe and blocks to hold them in position for printing. These where then blown up by gpahic artists and used for business signage, and using channel signs for business advertising.
I was wondering if anyone knows of any amazing/beautiful/nice views of orange county? Preferably at night (open 24/7) ? The Orange County Mining Co is a nice place for a great view of orange county, but it closes at 9pm. I was hoping for any views like that? Let me know plz!
Know any public park in OC where you can practice rollerblading/ roller skating? Other than skateparks.. I am not up for tricks. Any flat concrete tracks or trails with not so many bikes / joggers around will do. Thanks! :-)
Anyone know the cheapest way for 2 adults to get into Knott's this Friday (8/18)? Cheapest I've found so far is through here at a total of $92 for two tickets, but if anyone knows anything cheaper, that would be great.
Q: Why are there no Reddit Meeups in the Orange County?
A: Nobody's posting them. You're welcome to post your own Reddit meetups and they will be listed here every week. Hosting is easy, you just show up to make sure everyone finds each other, that's pretty much it! Just click to join the meetup here then simply click to message me after you join, and I'll set you up as "meetup organizer and you'll be able to post your own meetups!
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I travel to OC for work often (1-2 days a week), and thought it'd be nice to have a place to stay that's a bit more cost effective than a hotel or airbnb. That can add up quickly to over 1600/mo - at that point I think I'd be better off just finding a room or apartment, which has the added benefit of being to keep some of my travel stuff there, maybe just a tv and bed.
I'd imagine that there've got to be people out there who would like to have a mostly absent roommate.
So state law states that cars cannot have a tint darker than 70% on the front two windows. I feel like 70% is almost not worth getting. However, I see tons of people with way darker tint. Do cops in OC just not care? Do they actually pull people over for it?
The target on Jeronimo Rd in N Mission Viejo had 3 red/blue and 1 grey (could be more but this is what I saw.) this was as of 2 hours ago when I got mine. Just an FYI, I've been looking for some days now and finally found them here.