In a previous blog, we discussed the rise of nostalgia in design with the “New Aesthetic Movement.” To expand on this topic, today we are talking about Pixel Art in the design industry! The term “pixel art" was first published by Adele Goldberg and Robert Flegal of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in 1982. Just like its name, pixel art is a category of design in which images and artwork are created and modified on a pixel level. Unlike digital vector artwork, pixel art attract
With the new technology of color-printing, artists and designers are able to develop their designs in a more “loose style". They began to play with colors and contrast more. One of the movements that has enhanced technology in the design industry is Sachplatkat. Sachplakat (or also known as Object Poster) was found in Germany in the 1900s. From Sachplakat, in 1906, Lucian Bernhard and his iconic Priester poster became a hallmark of the emerging Plakatstil (poster style). Luci
When you are a designer, although graphics are important, typography is your best friend. With a long history of development and many iconic typographers and type-designers, the industry contains knowledge that every junior designer needs to know. To embrace its long history and the talents in the industry, let’s talk about one of the most iconic women in typography, Zuzana Licko. Zuzana Licko was born in 1961 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia and immigrated to the U.S at the age
Remember last time we discussed about how Minimalism is taking over all of the design industry? We also talked about whether Minimalism would maintain its prime in the next 10 years. The question then expanded to whether or not there are other “design movements" or “design trends" that will replace it. As the industry progresses, there seems to be a new trend in the prime, a trend of “nostalgia". However, before we discuss about nostalgia in design, let's talk about “Ukiyo-e"