“It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer.
Graphic Means, explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF.”
Graphic Means is a new documentary directed by Briar Levit www.graphicmeans.com
What else can I say, but I am a huge fan of the work of Studio Monkier. They are an interactive design studio based in Amsterdam who research the “social effects of technology”. I like pretty much all of their work and fully endorse their Thursday Workshops idea as I believe we should all play more often – I’ll let them explain in their own words:
“Every other Thursday we take our time to develop ideas and experiment with different media, materials and technologies. We play with instructions, taking turns, participation and interaction. The results of the Thursday Afternoons Workshops are actively published on thursdays.studiomoniker.com“
A personal favourite Monkier project is Your Line Or Mine – a crowdsourced, instruction-based, collaborative animation. The project is explained beautiful in this film: