What is it about graphic design that moves us and drives us? The image above says it all: design ignites change.
But how has design itself changed over the past decade? “Graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade,” which has become the basis of an international exhibition on display at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN until January 2012: Graphic Design: Now In Production.
The exhibit examined the growing cultural role in mainstream design and the designer’s expanding role in content creation as well as in bridging the gap across once exclusive fields and roles, such as typeface design, product design, animation, and more.
Brand New contributed a before and after logo wall with a simple yet effective voting system in which many participated. This connected viewers with the exhibit and helped solidify the concept of the new cultural role consumers play in design.
Many posters were on display, which marked the growing role of design in cultural movements. Below is a shot of just some of the posters created by the masses for the growing “green” movement of the last decade.
And, a design exhibition isn’t complete without some beautiful Swiss-style poster love. Check out the posters below that portray popular TV shows in minimalistic style.
The exhibit included many, many more tidbits and treasures, but we’ll let you go and check it out for yourself.
What ways do you think design has changed the most since 2001?