Time Travel

Time Travel

  • You will work in Groups on the Time Travel project
  • Each group will be assigned two 5 year  periods from the Twentieth Century/21st Century  to research.

For the Time Travel brief each group has to:

Research and produce a ‘Time Line’ or ‘Conceptual Map’ of your  decade which conveys important art and design matters, people, studios, organisations, projects, artefacts, products and exhibitions. You will also have to show the surrounding social historical and political contexts they were involved in: wars, politics and anything of significance that happen during that period. This will be presented to the whole group at the end on term.

Each student will be responsible for an element of the project. For instance one student might research the artists of the period and another might find out about who else was famous during the decade. One of you might look at historical events while another might look at the significant developments in design during your given period.

You will be assessed on how you work in a group but you will also have to produce individual work for your website. You will all present in your group website the final group work and the elements you personally researched.

Below is an example of a ‘conceptual map’ of a time period.

Reading List

After modern art, 1945-2000 by David Hopkins.

The anatomy of design : uncovering the influences and inspirations in modern graphic design  by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic

Design Writing Research – Writing on Graphic Design, Ellen Lupton/Abbott Miller

Black art : a cultural history by Richard J. Powell.

Graphic design history / edited by Steven Heller and Georgette Ballance.

Graphic Agitation 1 & 2, by Liz McQuiston

Put your timelines on your website and thewebsite  you have created for your group.


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