Graphic Design is a form of visual communication. It is a process in which visual information is given form and structure. This is often done through the arrangement of typography and images and take any form from photography to 3D design. Graphic design can incorporate the use of illustration, iconography, and branding, but is not limited to these devices.
The principles of graphic design, in classic design theory, are traditionally related mainly to functionalism and formalism. But with recent developments in digital media and theories of information design, graphic designers have been more in tune with the problems of information and structure.
Graphic design is practiced in numerous fields and media, the most common are:
- Print – Magazines, newspapers, posters, periodicals, business collateral materials, print advertisements
- World wide web and software user interfaces
- Film, videos, CDs, DVDs – title design, motion graphics, promotional materials
- Identity systems, environmental graphic design including signage, wayfinding, and retail environments
- Products, packaging, point-of-purchase displays
Sources: Graphic design. (2006, June 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:41, June 14, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Graphic_design&oldid=58069086