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Design Trends and Cultural Relevance

I came across a thought-provoking article on the history of graphic design that highlighted the importance of understanding context when it comes to design trends.  

The article is titled “How the Evolution of Graphic Design Lines Up with Historical Events”, and it comes from the website HyperAllergic.  In the article, author Meghan Liberty discusses how the culture and history of days past played an active role in shaping design trends.  Specifically, the article goes over the period of 1890 to 1959. The timeline of connecting historically relevant movements and events to design trends “…spotlights artistic movements that were particularly influential, such as Futurism, De Stijl, Dada, and Bauhaus, which each challenged the established use of design elements like type, blank space, and color.”

The article provides an illuminating perspective on how cultural relevance is crucial to understanding the reasons behind past design movements.