May 31, 2020
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The History of Graphic Design
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⟶ Updated 2 Sep 2017 ⟶
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The Discovery of Clay Tablets
The Chinese produce the first sheets of paper.
Carved woodblocks used to print images and large capital letters on paper.
Papermaking begins in Europe
Johannes Gutenberg and the first printing press.
Movable type with individual characters.
J.C. Le Blond, a painter, patents a color printing process.
Alois Senefelder and the invention of lithography. The process of resistance occurs, in which oil and water refuse to mix.
Linotype Machine invented.
The first "screened" photosensitive metal plate is created.
Graphic communications enters the comuter age with digiral graphics.
Ira Rubel develops offset printing.
Improved graphics software.
Digital technology replaces printing plates.
William Bullock of the United States develops the web press.
Phototypesetting is introduced.
Friedrich Koenig develops a rotary press.
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