Ideas and Concepts Blog

A blog detailing some of the research into different Art movements, Art schools and topics surrounding design.

The Gamification of Graphic Design

The Internet is now the frontline of consumerism and capitalism, it is our access to goods and services and it’s the way they are advertised to us. The prolific nature of the internet combined with its unique accessibility has had a massive affect on graphic design. During the 20th century, when the term was first…

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Paul Rand

Paul Rand is one of the most famous and influential graphic designers of the 20th century. His work on corporate logos and advertising set the standard for modern marketing standards and practises. Paul Rand was born in 1914 in Brooklyn New York as Peretz Rosenbaum but later changed his name to Paul Rand. Over his…

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Peter Saville

Peter Saville is an English art director and graphic designer who gained popularity after designing multiple record sleeves for the independent record label ‘Factory Records’. Saville was born in 1955 in England and grew up in Manchester, where he would eventually attend Manchester Polytechnic to study graphic design. He entered the music scene when he…

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Land Art

The Land Art movement also known as Earthworks or Earth art occurred in the US, UK and across mainland Europe during the 60s and 70s. Though Land Art covers a wide range of different styles and outcomes, the overall common trait is that of using nature and the natural world as the canvas or materials…

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Constructivism, De Stijl and Tschichold

Constructivism found its origins in Russia around 1915. It is credited as being coined by Kasmir Malevich when referring to work produced by Aleksander Rodchenko. Aleksander Rodchenko and Vladimir Tatlin were the founders of the movement. Constructivism was an artistic and architectural movement centered around art reflecting the post war modern industrial world, and using…

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Art Deco and Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau was an art movement that occurred between 1890 and 1910 throughout Europe. Whilst only lasting a short time it was a very influential movement and informed a lot of the times design. Paintings, architecture, interior design and posters were some of the things created in the Art Nouveau style. The movement is characterised…

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Arts and Crafts Movement

The Arts and Crafts movement was a movement of the late 19th century early 20th century first in England and later in other countries. The movement came about as opposition to the industrial revolution and what it did to manufacturing. It had a focus on hand crafted products pushing against items mass produced with machinery.…

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Bauhaus was a school of art that operated from 1919 to 1933 in Germany which loosely translates as building (bau) and house (haus). The school was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, with the aim of bringing all the different arts under one roof and to change the way of thinking around them as a…

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Intro to Art Movements

During the first couple of weeks of the Ideas and Concepts module we were introduced to the various art movements, art schools and styles that have occurred throughout history. We were asked to pick three art movements out to research further. The three that I chose were Land Art, Dada and Pop Art. As someone…

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I’m Aidan Moore, a Graphic Design student at University Centre St Helens.


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Based in St Helens, Merseyside, UK