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Educational objectives
This course  requires active student  involvement in research, analysis and discussion of graphic design “stories” : stories of projects , of styles, of tools and techniques- but also of facts about men, authors planners and clients – that lived and worked in the length of time that spans from the typographic revolution to computer science.
These are some of the themes of discussion: manual and artificial writing;  typography from Gutenberg  up to the present day: the origins of graphic design; graphic design from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the last century; product design and graphic design.

Skills acquired
Research capacity, collection, organization and elaboration of information and iconographic material, creation of an orderly and usable archive.


Baroni D., Vitta M., Storia del design grafico, Longanesi, 2003
Testi di supporto:
Heller S., Il libro del graphic design, Vallardi, 2016
Heller S., Ilic M., Icone della grafica, Logos, 2009

Methods of evaluation
– written test, to testify the student’s  degree of theoretical understanding  of themes discussed during courses together with his capacity to historically contextualize them;

– portfolio, to testify the level of research carried out and the student’s ability to identify critical issues and relate them to each other