Postmodernism

Where it began Postmodernism is said to have begun with the demolishing of the Pruitt-Igoe housing blocks in St Louis Missouri, see below. A building that was designed with a modernist style built to capture as much sunlight as possible and with various similar consideration to maximise the space. However, what was not considered were…

International Typographic Style

The International Typographic Style also known as the Swiss Style emerged in Switzerland in the 1950s. Its object was to produce design that was content-focused similar to the modernist view that form follows function. Closely linked with the Swiss Style is the typeface Helvetica designed in 1957.   The Helvetica documentary film In the Helvetica…

WWII and Modernism in the US

Modernism in the US partially began as a result of Adolf Hitler’s view on modern artist’s, designers, architects and so on as being degenerates braking from the traditional and nationalist values instilled by his right-wing political ethos and as a result, they had to flee the country many immigrating to the US in the 1930s…

Revolution and the Bauhaus

De Stijl De Stijl otherwise known as “The Style” is a Dutch art movement founded of 1917 as a response to individualism and national egotism that was felt to be the cause of the war favouring a minimal, geometric abstract style unidentifiable to any country or individual. Founding members include Theo van Doesburg and Piet…

Web Typography

Font Pairing Ruth Hamilton in her article 36 perfect font pairings proposes 3 tips for effectively pairings: Use font superfamilies, Pair contrasting typefaces and Pair type sub-categories. Use font superfamilies The term ‘super-family’ is used to describes a font with a variety of styles, weights and classifications designed to work together. An example of this…

Pocket Profiles: Offset Dublin, Aaron Duffy and Lance Wyman

Aaron Duffy Aaron Duffy is co-founder of SpecialGuest and specialises in communication and visual experimentation. I love learning about anything that deals with communication so I was very excited to see how he combines visual experimentation with communication in an effective way and I was not disappointed. In Duffy’s presentation at OFFSET Dublin in 2019…

Pocket Profiles: Una Kravets and Sara Soueidan

Una Kravets Una Kravets is a developer seeking to make the web more styleable and is a Developer Advocate at Google Chrome. A great tutorial I found from Kravets was on 10 Modern Layouts in 1 line of CSS. While I’m still struggling my way through CSS grids I’m not fully at the stage where…

Markdown, HTML5 and CSS

Markdown Following week five’s brief introduction to markdown, I looked at some resources including daringfireball.net and a brief linked in learning video on markdown basics. The website daringfireball.net was great for getting to grips with the basic rules of markdown and had some very cool features e.g. a markdown page is provided of the main…

Group Presentation- Postmodernisim

For the group project, I and my team members decided to create our presentation on the Pioneers of Postmodern Design drawn to the colourful and individualistic design outcomes the movement produced. This was a great project to work on and my team worked well together in dividing up the work and steadily contributing each week….