Month: February 2016

GARIS WAKTU DESAIN GRAFIS INDONESIA – 1893 – 1945

1893 Pemerintah Hindia Belanda mendirikan Percetakan Negara di Jakarta, pada waktu itu yang terbesar di Asia. Sementara itu di seluruh Indonesia sudah terdapat 6500 percetakan, 2700 di antaranya terdapat di Jakarta. Industri grafika dan dunia penerbitan di Indonesia pada waktu itu sudah mulai menyadari pentingnya desain grafis. Laribu Meyoko, sekretaris Percetakan Negara: “Mengapa desain itu penting? Barang cetakan sama seperti… Read more →

GARIS WAKTU DESAIN GRAFIS INDONESIA – 1744

1744 Iklan pertama di Hindia Belanda: 17 Agustus 1744 Perintis tumbuhnya iklan di Hindia Belanda adalah Jan Pieterzoen Coen. Dia pendiri Batavia dan Gubernur Jenderal Hindia Belanda tahun 1619-1629. PPPI (Persatuan Perusahaan Periklanan Indonesia) mengakuinya sebagai tokoh periklanan pertama di Indonesia. Dalam masa pemerintahannya, ia mengirim berita ke pemerintah setempat di Ambon dengan judul Memorie De Nouvelles, yang mana salinannya ditulis… Read more →

GARIS WAKTU DESAIN GRAFIS INDONESIA – 1659

1659 Mesin cetak pertama kali didatangkan ke Indonesia (Batavia) pada tahun 1659 Industri percetakan di wilayah Nusantara berkembang sejalan dengan penerbitan surat kabar dan buku yang diperkirakan berkembang sejak abad ke-17, ketika mesin cetak pertama kali di datangkan ke pulau Jawa pada tahun 1659. Karena tidak ada operatornya, mesin itu menganggur sampai berpuluh-puluh tahun. Tujuan misionaris mendatangkan mesin cetak erat… Read more →

Pioneers of the Art Nouveau, Chromolithography and the emergence of the modern poster and cigar box labels

William Morris William Morris is considered as the father of modern graphic design. Morris, an idealist and a champion of socialist causes, was an artist, designer, printer, typographer, bookbinder, craftsman, poet, and writer. His art was emotional and mythical. He loved country-garden nature and medieval ideals of chivalry as well as the romantic attachment to forests, gardens, flowers and birds.… Read more →

How to Create an Effective Product Label

by Mark Trumper Product labels describe a product as well as help it to stand out from competitors on the shelf. There are no set rules to follow when creating product labels and you have many choices in the layout, size, shape, colors and more. However, adhering to certain guidelines can certainly lead to a well-designed product label and, ultimately, more… Read more →

Art Nouveau (1890-1914)

Introduction Art Nouveau was an innovative international style of modern art that became fashionable from about 1890 to the First World War. Arising as a reaction to 19th-century designs dominated by historicism in general and neoclassicism in particular, it promulgated the idea of art and design as part of everyday life. Henceforth artists should not overlook any everyday object, no… Read more →