Graphics is a derived Greek word from Graphikos which mean to put any visualization on any medium or a surface like walls, canvas, pots, computer screen or on a paper. Graphic design includes everything related to creating signs, logos, graphs, drawings, line art, symbols, and geometric designs and so on. Basically it is a professional art of combination of text, pictures, and ideas in advertisements, publication, or website.
Primitively the graphic designs of animals and the history of writing were emerged in 3000-4000 BC, are at the foundation of the Graphic Art. Now-a-days it becomes far easy to design anything on computer screen through any designing software like Photoshop, Serif DrawPlus, CorelDraw Home & Student Suite and Corel PaintShop.
Famous Graphic Designers:
Although it is not about toped ranked but about famous designers who made the whole world proud through their work.
1. Otl Aicher
“Good art inspires; Good design motivates.”
Known for: Lufthansa branding, 1972 Munich Olympics, Ulm School of Design
2. Michel Beriut
“Only good work leads to doing more good work.”
Redesign of The Atlantic, graphics for the New York Times building
3. Neville Brody
“Design is more than just a few tricks to the eye. It’s a few tricks to the brain.”
Known for: The Face Magazine, Arena Magazine, record cover art
4. David Carson
“Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.”
Known for: Ray Gun Magazine
5. Alan Fletcher
“I like to reduce everything to its absolute essence because that is a way to avoid getting trapped in a style.”
Known for: Founding Partner of Pentagram, The Art of Looking Sideways
6. Chip Kidd
“Never fall in love with an idea. They’re whores: if the one you’re with isn’t doing the job, there’s always, always, always another.”
Known for: So many awesome book covers and his work with graphic novels
7. Armin Hofmann
“There should be no separation between spontaneous work with an emotional tone and work directed by the intellect. Both are supplementary to each other and must be regarded as intimately connected. Discipline and freedom are thus to be seen as elements of equal weight, each partaking of the other.”
Known for: His teachings as head of Schule für Gestaltung Basel, poster for Giselle
8. Herb Lubalin
“You can do a good ad without good typography, but you can’t do a great ad without good typography.”
Known for: ITC Avant Garde font, work on Eros and Avant Garde magazines
9. Stefan Sagmeister
“It is very important to embrace failure and to do a lot of stuff — as much stuff as possible — with as little fear as possible. It’s much, much better to wind up with a lot of crap having tried it than to overthink in the beginning and not do it.
Known for: Lou Reed Poster, book Things I have learned in my life so far
10. Paula Scher
“You never can do what the kids do. What you do is look at yourself and find your own way to address the fact that the times have changed and that you have to pay attention. You can’t be a designer and say, ‘Oh, this is timeless.’ Nothing is timeless!”
Known for: Her poster work, and being the first female principal at Pentagram
Others Famous names are
1. Rob Janoff
2. Peter Saville
3. Massimo Vignelli
4. Jonathan Barnbrook
Top Software For designing:
1. Adobe Photoshop
2. Adobe Illustrator
3. Corel DRAW Graphics Suite
4. Adobe Indesign
6. Art Rage 3.5
7. Adobe Premiere
Illustrator and Coral draw are basically VECTOR based software . if somebody ask what is a vector in a graphics or
Q. What is a Vector Graphics?…. The answer is here…..
Vector graphics is the creation of digital images through a sequence of commands or mathematical statements that place lines and shapes in a given two-dimensional or three-dimensional space. In physics, a vector is a representation of both a quantity and a direction at the same time.
Or simply we can say that rather than working in pixels the images are created and resized in a mathematical values so this make images more cleaner and smoother and there is less fear of picture pixelate (Blur).
Top 2D – 3D Software for Animation
1. Photoshop CS6
2. 3ds MAX
3. Mari 2.0v2
4. Unity Pro 4
5. Premiere Pro CC
6. Illustrator CC
2016 Best VFX :
According to IGN’s reviews
1. DOCTOR STRANGE ( winner of the year )
2. THE JUNGLE BOOK
4. PETE’s DRAGON
5. ROUGE ONE- A STAR WAR STORY
6. STAR TERK BEYOND
Future of Graphic Designing:
The future of graphic designing in coming years is very high as all the advertisements, websites, videos, games and many other areas of business are now connected with designing and highly affected by the types of graphic design used.
As the world is becoming more technical and the advanced technologies like augmented and virtual realities are highly connected with graphic designs, so this shows that graphic designers in these fields are going to be in great demand, as they will be able to deliver outstanding designs to consumers around the world. There are also designing tools aimed at the augmented and virtual reality market, waiting for the mass of graphic designers to join all the fun. In the future, this will likely become a greatly developed field for designers. As it is now possible to create an incredibly realistic design so creating a realistic image will give more control to the designers when it comes to hitting the right hotspot with the audience. This field will only become more developed as many huge industries are currently backing it for advertisement purposes.
The good news is that graphic designers have a lot to look forward to. It is important, though, to continually grow and invest your time in expanding your skillset as an artist and to adapt to the changes in technology and in the market.