The History of Graphic Design – part 5
In a magazine article or advertisement, often the graphic designer or art director will commission photographers or illustrators to create original pieces just to be incorporated into the design layout. Contemporary design practice has been extended to the modern computer, for example in the use of WYSIWYG user interfaces, often referred to as interactive design, or multimedia design.
To be able to implement a plan of any graphical elements, they must come from within visual art skills. These graphics are often (but not always) developed by a graphic designer. Visual arts include works which are primarily visual in nature using anything from traditional media to the photo or art produced by a computer. The principles of Graphic Design can be applied to each graphic art element individually, and the final composition.
Typography is the art, skill and technical writing design, modifying characters writing and organizing. These signs (characters) are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. The setting of writing is the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, line spacing and letter spacing. The printing is done by typesetters, composers, typographers, graphic designers, art directors and secretarial staff. Until the Digital Age, typography was a specialized occupation. Digitization extended typography to new generations of visual designers and amateurs.
The page layout is the part of graphic design on the setting and the style of processing elements (content) on a page. Starting from the first illuminated pages in hand copies of books of the Middle Ages and proceeding to complex modern magazine, and the provisions lists, proper planning of a page, it has long been under investigation in the literature. In print media, elements usually consist of writing, images and occasionally graphic depicting space for items that are not printed with ink such as cutting blade or laser seals or embossed print for the blind (the so-called Braille writing).