Monday, February 18, 2008

The History Of Visual Communication

From the 40,000 year old cave and rock paintings of Lascaux, France, to the emerging design genre of desktop wallpapers, if you're at all curious about how we got from there to here, you'll enjoy this comprehensive yet brief springboard to understanding The History Of Visual Communication.

Courtesy of Alpha Auer, this is a great read for the serious aspiring visual communicator and/or designer. The site walks you through the long and diverse history of a particular aspect of human endeavour: The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication.

Bookmark this one y'all, it's a great reference site: The History Of Visual Communication.

Have a great week.

That's Right,


Thanks to The Design Observer.


  1. Great share. Thanks as always. Enjoying the multitude of tunage. How do you do it all? I catch That'sRight on NewsFire then directly.

  2. Hey man, thanks for digging the blog and the HMK Mystery Stream vibes. To me, feedback is like sunshine and water. As far as how I 'do it all" and as much as I like to feed my mind and soul, I think it all really goes back to a Nike ad (I swear!) from about 15 years ago. It was a simple, full page black and white close up shot of someone tying their running shoes. The copy was something like: "You think you're tired now - wait until you're sixty." Just thinking about that ad for a few days really changed my whole outlook in regard to the fact that we all have the same short day - do something with it!. That, coupled with losing both of my parents, woke something inside me and inspired me to make a promise to myself that from this moment on - every project, regardless of size and budget, that I would do everything in my power to simply exceed expectations. As a result I began to focus and be more methodical and conceptual in my approach to everything from my work, my free time, my friends and family - pretty much everything! Rarely does anything feel like work - it's more like every project is a puzzle and I love working with other folks to figure out the best possible solution and make it count. Thanks again for the kind words.