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About Graphic Design

You have noticed that sometime you are attracted towards something unique advertisements, posters, Eye-grabbing, pictures or website etc. Their all work is to gain your attention towards them. There are so many examples of graphic designing like logo, business cards, advertisements, poster, flyer, product, packaging, book covers, magazines, website layout, mobile apps and the list goes on. Exactly, what is graphic designing? We know few examples of graphic designing but these are not the whole picture. Full picture is still remaining.  If you are interested in graphic designing, keep reading to learn the basics of this new term of graphic design.

Meaning of Graphic Design – 

According to the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), graphic design is defined as “the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content.” In other terms, graphic design communicates certain ideas or messages in a visual way. These visuals can be as simple as a business logo, or as complex as page layouts on a website.

In Business graphic designing is playing a very important role to promote or sell products and services through effective advertisements. It helps the company to connect with customers/consumers/clients. Graphic designing helps the organizations to conveys the message of the company, product, services, event/campaign to customers.

Now a day’s Graphic Design is not only important for commercial purposes but also in our day to day life we use it to make our life more beautiful. Few examples of graphic design works are at home like we decorate our sweet home with so many pictures, wall paper print, texture tiles, we love to wear designer dresses/clothes, instruments etc. We love to wear colorful dress to impress others. We all need designer things with us. All these are the examples of graphic designing in our day to day life at home. Through this we always present our self to the world. Graphic designing is a transformation of Man Made era to the digital era.

 Basics of Graphic Designs – There are some elements play a fundamental role in graphic designs. Elements are used in combination or opposition with each other to create visually remarkable and impactful designs. These elements are FIRST CLASS –  

  • Format
  • Ideology
  • Realistic
  • Style (Texture)
  • Typography 
  • Colors
  • Line
  • Art
  • Shape
  • Size

Principles of Graphic Design includes A to I Model –

  • Arrangement
  • Balance
  • Contrast
  • Drawing
  • Effects
  • Fraction
  • Graphic
  • Highlighting
  • Imagination

 To know more about ABCD of Graphic designs we will very soon take one day challenge as blogger for this and present and share the knowledge of A2Z of Graphic Design.

We have discussed the basics so far. Now let’s discuss about Types of Graphic Designs in Details.

Types of Graphic Designs –

There are no set of rules or meaning of graphic designing. Graphic design is a composition of many things, ranging from print media and web design to animation and motion graphics. Few years ago graphic design means only related to print media like magazines, books, poster and advertisements. Now we are living in the digital era, which has give a birth to the new concepts of type of graphic designs. With technological advancement we have heard about web design, animation, motion graphics design, user experience (UX) design etc are the examples of modern graphic designs. This evolution has changed the entire landscape of graphic designs and works.

There are so many types of graphic designs we know but we will classify all these in nine types of graphic design in boarder term.

Types of Graphic Design

Visual identity graphic design is exactly that: the visual elements of brand identity that act as the face of a brand to communicate those intangible qualities through images, shapes and color.

Visual identity design is one of the most common types of design. Visual identity graphic designers must possess a general knowledge of all types of graphic design in order to create design elements that are suitable across all visual media. They also need excellent communication, conceptual and creative skills, and a passion for researching industries, organizations, trends and competitors. 

  1. Postcards and flyers
  2. Magazine and newspaper ads
  3. Posters, banners and billboards
  4. Info graphics
  5. Brochures (print and digital)
  6. Vehicle wraps
  7. Signage and trade show displays
  8. Email marketing templates
  9. PowerPoint presentations
  10. Menus
  11. Social media ads, banners and graphics
  12. Banner and retargeting ads
  13. Images for websites and blogs
  1. Logo,
  2. Photography,
  3. Illustrations and
  4. Visual identity.
  5. Box / Bottle bag etc.
  1. T-shirt design
  2. Graphic patterns for textiles
  3. Motion graphics
  4. Stock images
  5. Graphic novels
  6. Video games
  7. Websites
  8. Comic books
  9. Album art
  10. Book covers
  11. Picture books
  12. Info graphics
  13. Technical illustration
  14. Concept art

 

  1. Tiles Texture graphic
  2. Glass Graphics
  3. Wall murals
  4. Museum exhibitions
  5. Office branding
  6. Public transportation navigation
  7. Retail store interiors
  8. Stadium branding
  9. Event and conference spaces
  1. Signage
  2. Plantation
  3. Lighting effects
  4. Nation road and highways art
  5. Wall design
  1. Books
  2. Magazines
  3. Catalogs
  4. Newspapers
  5. Newsletters
  6. Directories
  7. Annual reports
  8. Brochure
  1. Web page design
  2. Theme design (WordPress, Shopify, etc.)
  3. Game interfaces
  4. App design
  1. Title sequences and end credits
  2. Advertisements
  3. Animated logos
  4. Trailers
  5. Presentations
  6. Promotional videos
  7. Tutorial videos
  8. Websites
  9. Apps
  10. Video games
  11. Banners
  12. GIFs
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