Cave PaintingsCave paintings seem to always have been around for thousands of years. According to 99designs, cave art has been found all around the world in places such as Spain, Australia and France. These are a few out of many.
Cuneiform (Sumerian Writing Language)The Sumerian Writing Language, better known as Cuneiform was invented by the people of Sumer in the ancient days. It is the first written that ever existed. The Code of Hammurabi was written in Cuneiform with a stylus. It was around 3300-3000.
Medieval CalligraohyWhen humanity began to develop letters and words, typography was a big thing. Since everything was hand written, the little artistry put into the book made it valuable and distinguished every scholar apart.
Chinese PrintingChinese Printing worked in a particular way. A block with wood reliefs to stamp and print on later paper or silk. This method was common around 200 CE. Later, in 1040 an inventor by the name Bi Sheng, created a movable type printing press. This was the first one of it's kind.
European Heraldry (Coat of Arms)Practically, the coat of arms is the world's very first logo.This was a symbol in royalty. As logo's do, it represents values, life styles, and characteristics of a person, or group.
Store Front SignsBack in the 14th century beer and wine bars were a huge thing. Store signs were a way to let people know where the bar was. It was pretty much the very first thing to represent companies rather than homes. As stated by 99designs it was tradition back then that is still is surviving today.
Gutenberg Press InventionAn inventor by the name Johannes Gutenberg in the movable type into Europe around 1439. With this invention people no longer needed to hand scribe everything and society did not rely on them anymore. It helped with commercials and design.