Watch videos here each week which are related to our reading and assignments. Videos can by made “full screen” by clicking in the bottom right of the player.  Some videos can be downloaded from our GCOM 305 dropbox account.

Meggs’ History of Graphic Design Mini-Lectures
Chapter 7: Renaissance Graphic Design (12 min)


The History of Typography (5 min)


A Brief History of Type (10 minutes)


John Baskerville and the Beauty of Letters (12 min.)


Let’s learn a bit about the amazing, fascinating, one-of-a-kind, William Blake.

William Blake’s Spiritual Visions (6 min.)

William Blake’s Printing Process (8 min.)


William Blake Documentary (31 min.)


William Blake’s Poem “Jerusalem” (the unofficial ‘national anthem’ of England) (3 min.)


William Blake/Quotes:
To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
A truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise.
Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled.
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.


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