I found this little site on the history of graphic design. Pretty good read. It’s unfortunate that the design of the site isn’t all that great.
Hmmm… Otl Aicher is spelled “Otto Aicher”. Not too sure about that.
Christian, I’ve seen his name spelled both ways.
I wrote about the history of graphic design at college in my earlier days, consisting of:
1. Industrial Revolution
2. Art & Crafts-William Morris
3. Art Nouveau
7. Art Deco
10. Late Modernism-60’s Psychedelia
11. Neville Brody
I guess there’s design is like a dice with multiple sides