What Is Graphic Design?


This is my entry for the What is Graphic Design Poster Competition. My idea behind this poster is that graphic design is whatever we want it to be. Designers are responsible for defining what is graphic design with our use of color, typography, layout, and when necessary, a visual element. My design conveys this idea through a simple layout that consists of a header, image placement and copy. The image area is blank and the copy is all Lorem Ipsum, a sort of metaphor, meaning that anything can be placed there. It’s all up to the designer. That, to me, is graphic design.

What is graphic design to you? Submit an idea for a chance to win a nice prize.

I also put up a version with the grid on.        

Helvetica NOW Poster Contest

Helvetica NOW Poster Contest

Linotype is hosting a poster contest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Helvetica. They’ve received more than 1,000 submissions and I’ve never seen a bigger collection of crap in my entire life. 5 pages to be exact. Is there really this many crappy designers in the world? Fortunately, in the midst of this pile there are some really great designs and I’ve featured a few of them above. I really wanted to submit a design for this contest but I didn’t have the time which is unfortunate. Anyways, go vote!