Histoy of graphic design

Timeline created by Luciferr
In History
  • 38,000 BCE

    Cave paintings ~38,000 BCE

    Cave paintings ~38,000 BCE
    The first graphic design was cave paintings
  • 3,300 BCE

    Sumerian written language – 3300 – 3000 BCE

    Sumerian written language – 3300 – 3000 BCE
    It was the first written language using icons
  • 1,100 BCE

    European heraldry – ~1100

    European heraldry – ~1100
    They crwated the first logo
  • -700 BCE

    Medieval calligraphy – 700s

    Medieval calligraphy – 700s
    They first introduced tyography
  • -200 BCE

    Advancements in Chinese printing 200 CE – 1040 CE

    Advancements in Chinese printing 200 CE – 1040 CE
    They invented the first printing press and printed words on slik and clothing and wood
  • 1389

    Storefront signage – 1389

    Storefront signage – 1389
    Created the first sign that goes to a company
  • 1439

    Invention of the Gutenberg press – 1439

    Invention of the Gutenberg press – 1439
    It helped producing things on paper a lot faster like books and stuff
  • First print advertisements 1620

    First print advertisements 1620
    It was the first advertisement
  • Chromolithography – 1837

    Chromolithography – 1837
    They developed the ability to print things in color
  • The Wiener Werkstätte

    The Wiener Werkstätte
    The first grapic design agency