How Does the Use of Graphic Design Impact on Our Everyday Lives?

Topics: World War I, World War II, Graphic design Pages: 4 (1238 words) Published: April 12, 2013
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How does the use of graphic design impact on our every day lives?

Slide 1

*Graphic design is everywhere
*helps to influence the decisions we make
*graphic designers make the world their inspiration, and draw ideas that relate to culture and society *use of graphic design within our every day lives is a broad subject matter *presentation will be based on political poster designs from the past and present *investigate what the future holds for graphic design and politics, and if the use of the poster will be as relevant as it has been in the past, despite new technologies and advances in media, posters are still used to communicate to society in the same way they did a 100 years ago

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Alfred Leete 1914, Britons wants you
*it would be no exaggeration to say the world war I was the critical moment in history of the propaganda poster *instantly attracts the viewers eye , pointing finger grabs us *propaganda image
*influences the attitude of a community towards some cause or position *targets mass culture
* in the first month of this graphic poster being published, 500,000 more volunteers were recruited for the great war *iconic war poster
*Simple effective imagery, strong concise slogan
*inspired others in the same era

Reading Barnicoat, John,1997, Posters and Society, in Posters : a concise history.P183-256 Cottrell, C. (2007). Weapons of mass communication. History Today, 57(10), 2-3. Retrieved from

Leete's most famous drawing first appeared on the front cover of London Opinion on September 5th, 1914, almost exactly a month after the outbreak of the First World War. By this time the original British Expeditionary Force of 100,000 men was suffering major casualties on the Western Front and fresh troops were needed. As Britain did not have conscription at that time (the only country in...
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