Building a History of Motion Design

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Hannah Saidiner / “Rhyme & Rhythm: Poetry in Motion and Animation” / subject was text animation for poetic works

Examples contributed to The People's Graphic Design Archive include:
“The Man With The Beautiful Eyes” - https://www.notion.so/peoplesgraphicdesignarchive/The-Man-with-The-Beautiful-Eyes-9e0b1c4beef3408695a825d33d77a24c

“I Know You” - https://www.notion.so/peoplesgraphicdesignarchive/I-Know-You-8fa8a14d49c74d4a8e5489df8b407a25

“The Tell Tale Heart” - https://www.notion.so/peoplesgraphicdesignarchive/The-Tell-Tale-Heart-5060c34dfec14404b619d63e9a505a71

Iris Wang / "Mini Motion Graphics: Early Internet Gifs” / subject was early internet gifs

Examples contributed to The People's Graphic Design Archive include:
https://www.notion.so/peoplesgraphicdesignarchive/No-Mail-Cry-b3b44d21d3614bb0a09ec664838ec2a7

https://www.notion.so/peoplesgraphicdesignarchive/Under-Construction-1429a92e7b6647749e918e266ad1eb16

https://www.notion.so/peoplesgraphicdesignarchive/Good-Deal-6a680611c5684fbaa18314cb87990e88

Mayar Hamdan / “Studio Misr Film Title Graphics” / Early Egyptian film title design

Examples contributed to The People's Graphic Design Archive include:
1. Wedad (1936): https://www.notion.so/peoplesgraphicdesignarchive/Wedad-1936-Dirs-Fritz-Kramp-Ahmed-Badrakhan-Gamal-Madkoor-0c270c8e45ef47d4aa293cc28425427f

2. Si Omar (Mr. Omar, 1941): https://www.notion.so/peoplesgraphicdesignarchive/Si-Omar-Mr-Omar-1941-f4c0de5988bf442687786f01d30fe048

Rabha (1943): https://www.notion.so/peoplesgraphicdesignarchive/Rabha-7bf96854a561470eb1241de19ef493a8

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Project Brief

Students were asked to identify and research a theme that would contribute to the history of motion graphics and to share their findings on The People's Graphic Design Archive. The subject to be researched should be one that might have been overlooked— for example, title design in Egyptian cinema or early internet GIFs. They were asked to identify and submit 3 design examples, complete the data fields and under “Description,” to add factual information about the item (possibly quoting from an authoritative source) and tho described the work’s contribution to design history according to their chosen theme.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a point of view on history; research to provide evidence; produce writing to elaborate and validate their perspective
  • Contribute to the history of graphic design/motion design

Deliverables

  • Links to the 3 different additions to The People's Graphic Design Archive
  • A 5-7 minute presentation to class on their research

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Reflections

The students surprised me with the range of their interests and their research! Where I would probably spend more time is helping students to argue a perspective or point of view on the work that was added to the PGDA. 

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