Today, we are surrounded by web media. With new technologies, web design has been advancing day by day. The web industry continues to expand in its commercial use. As a result, designing web graphics is an essential part of graphic design. As a computer graphics designer, it is natural to study web design to develop good design skills. For my thesis, I wanted to research good design solutions for web graphics and make a prototype from the results. From the research, I wanted to learn the differences and similarities between printed media and digital media in graphic design using the topic, "The Greatest Designers in American Graphic Design". There are two reasons that made me choose my thesis topic. After studying graphic design as an undergraduate student, I was interested in some of the greatest graphic designers in the world. The Bauhaus, the Crystal Palace, and many other historical subjects were enough to make me excited about the subject. The first reason I decided on my thesis subject was to reflect my interests in the history of graphic design and to learn more about these graphic designers' artwork and their huge influence on graphic history. The other reason is that there are not enough web sites about graphic designers or the history of graphic design itself on the Internet for my research. Most information can be accessed on the Internet but I hardly found any useful web sites about graphic designers. As a result, my thesis will provide a good chance for students and other people related to the field to find out some information on design. The content of the site should focus on these factors. First, the content should be historical. It will have to include each designer's chronology, biography, and artwork. Second, the con tent should be informative. From the beginning, thesis projects start under the precondition of pro viding information to students who study graphic design as well as graphic designers. The site should inform interested people like other educational web sites. Third, the content should be simple. Even though the thesis project provides important information for designers, its content should be simple. Due to the fact that people easily lose patience with web sites, my thesis site should not include a lot of text to grasp the user's attention continuously.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Commercial art--United States--History--20th century; Graphic arts--United States--History--20th century; Commercial artists--United States--Biography; Web sites--Design--Technique; Rand, Paul, 1914-1996; Brodovitch, Alexey, 1898-1971; Beall, Lester, 1903
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
An, Eunsook, "The Greatest designers in American graphic design history" (2000). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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