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.
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NOT a ‘pack ride’ on PCH but keeping to trails and side streets. Beach cruise, spin hard or both. Great for first timers. Plan for 2+ hours and 17 miles. Leave from the Galley Café to Bayside Drive to Newport Heights – Hoag Ridge to the bike trail all the way to Huntington...
I'm moving to OC this summer, probably Costa Mesa or Newport Beach. I'm researching apartments and trying to find something no more than 15-20 min at peak rush hour from my office (Jamboree and the 73).
So I'm wondering if the estimated travel times on google maps are fairly accurate for OC? I've been warned countless times by so many people about the traffic, but looks like traffic isn't too bad around Jamboree and the 73 according to google maps.
I'm planning a quick trip with my girlfriend and ideally we'd like something on the beach with a private cabana - doesnt have to be a huge stocked 8 person cabana, just a quiet one. We can go anywhere in OC or to San Diego....I think there was a hyatt in HB that had a cabana rental for hotel guests only.
Do you know of any good environmental conservation or animal protection/rehabilitation groups in the area that offer volunteer opportunities. In my mind, I'm thinking of groups like The Nature Conservancy (NCS), World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), etc. For the most part, these groups seem to only offer the option to donate, which is great, but I'd like to give more than just money. I'd like to donate my time to make a positive impact for a good...
So rent went up for me and my mom and its getting hard on us. So we want to try moving to Lake Forest (maybe), but not sure where a reasonable priced apartment would be. Something around 1800 and 1900 being the max.
Just trying to find a decent, nice, pet friendly apartment not too far from tustin/irvine area where we work. I'll be willing to commute a little bit if the apartment is nice enough for the price so doesn't exactly have to be lake forest.
Hi all! I'm getting kind of desperate. My friend is a single father living in OC and had a job where the company royally screwed him over. Long story short, he is in need of a job as he is not making rent. He is a single father who has graduated high school and is a hard worker. He doesn't have too much experience but he has had experience in warehouses, quality inspection, and some odd jobs here and there. He is really down on his luck and so I'm trying my best to find him a job. He has...
I have GAD and OCD (diagnosed by a professional, im not self diagnosing haha) and I am just having trouble. It really helps to relate to people who are struggling like I do. Online is cool but I really want to actually talk to people, commiserate, socialize, talk etc.
Anything like that here? Meetup has been hit or miss for me.
One of my church members is a 21 year old male with autism. He was recently let go from his last job which was food prep at a kitchen. Would really appreciate some good leads. He's pretty sad about it and I'm not sure where else to turn to.