The past four weeks learning about history has been fast paced, overloading yet quirky and informative one. Admittedly due to the wide learning scope (there were so many names involved!!!!!!), I found myself struggling to glean as much as I could during lectures. So I would say my knowledge of each artists is merely surface. However, what felt like a hectic and tedious routine at the start of each week soon became an efficient process of analysing and understanding. As much as it requires more effort and time, the reflection posts have really been helping me to swallow better and additionally encouraging my ‘lazy ass’ to do personal research outside class time. Thank God as well for the split test; on hindsight a much better option over the alternative. The set list of keywords coupled with the bi-weekly pop quiz really aided my study and research process; as I was able to search up relevant terms and slowly draw the links myself. All in all, albeit a little overbearing at the start, but progressively, I realise the entire work system was benefitting me a lot more than I thought it would; for starters:
“Fast paced lectures with heavy content + own personal research and reflections”
Surprisingly, this really motivated me to learn independently, and in the process, I’ve retained a whole lot more compared to Art History I & II last year! It has been a joy learning about the History of Graphic Design under Desmond and this new found appreciation and knowledge will go a long way in my own Graphic Design journey!
Thank you, thank you so much!
And of course, the story of Paula Scher blew my mind. I also want to sell a logo for 1.5 million dollars :(…
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Thanks for the feedback! I know there are many terms/names each week, if you will to reduce them, which ones do you think are not as ‘useful’?
When you have a bank as a client, they have the means! Be sure to watch the Abstract episode on Paula Scher on Netflix. She is also a partner at Pentagram.