Friday, 15 January 2010
During the research I have found some connections, I have to say maybe a little biased by my desire of find some important incidence of “Mexican Design” in the history of graphic and communication design, information design etc.
1: Dwiggins based in a Mayan inscription for the cover from his book on editorial design Layout in Advertising (Harper & Brothers, 1928)
2: In this cover for editorial Knopf we can observe the head and ornaments from Aztec god Quetzalcatl
Dwiggins is credited with coining the term 'graphic designer' in 1922 to describe his various activities in printed communications, such as book design, illustration, typography, lettering and calligraphy (his first typeface designs were released much later). The term did not achieve widespread usage until after the Second World War. (Livingston & Livingston 1992)