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The Amazing History of Graphic Design

1880

Ottmar Mergenthaler invents the first typesetting machine: the Linotype


1922

The term “Graphic Designer” is used for the first time by W.A Swiggins in an article for the Boston Evening Transcript


1984

Apple releases the first Macintosh computer, featuring bitmap graphics.


1990

Photoshop version on releases and physicist Tim Berners-Lee develops the world wide web, along with HTML, and the concept of website addresses.


2000

Grunge Design emerged along with the punk rock scene as more designs used texture to portray a dirty feling.


2010

Flat style plays off the minimalist feel with sharp lines and surprising twists like the excessive use of negative space.


2016

Internet usage on mobile devices has exceeded deskktop for the first time worldwide


2018

Geofence and “moving” ads such as .gifs take over digital media as devices get faster and smarter


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