THE EVOLUTION OF GRAPHIC DESIGN
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15,000 - 10,000 BC
The first visual communication, with pictographs and symbols in the Lascaux caves in southern France.
The Blau Monument, the oldest artifact known to combine words and pictures.
Chinese government official Ts'ai Lun credited with inventing paper.
James Montgomery Flagg designs famous "I Want YOU for the U.S. Army" poster. The poster, a self-portrait, was actually an American version of a British poster by Alfred Leete.
First issue of Print Magazine printed.
Paul Rand designs IBM logo using City Medium typeface.
First issue of Communication Arts printed.
Douglas Engelbart develops first computer mouse, setting the stage for the future tool of graphic design.
Apple releases first Macintosh computer, featuring bitmap graphics.
New York firm Manhattan Design creates the MTV logo.
Physicist Tim Berners-Lee develops the world wide web, along with HTML and the concept of website addresses.
The Barack Obama "Hope' poster is an image of Barack Obama designed by artist Shepard Fairey, which was widely described as iconic and became synonymous with the 2008 Obama presidential campaign.
THE STARBUCKS PERIOD
The original logo, conceived in 1971, was fashioned after a 15th century Norse woodcut, the image of a mythical two-tailed mermaid siren.
Howard Schultz(Founder) started a European style espresso cafe called the Il Giornale coffee house.
1987 - 1992
After the purchase of Starbucks in 1987, the Starbucks logo was cleaned up a bit, a little more befitting of a new corporate image.
1992 - 2011
A third revision of the Starbucks logo.
In January 2011, Starbucks announced that they would make small changes to the company's logo.
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