This Is What Graphic Design Was Like Before Computers

You have a lot to thank your laptop for.

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Computers have made a plethora of activities in daily life infinitely easier, but perhaps the biggest reduction in heartache was within the graphic design industry. Believe it or not, every single action that you do onscreen with the click of a button and drag of the mouse amounted to the equivalent of a series of labor-intensive, rudimentary actions in the pre-digital world — cue hours of measuring, drawing, cutting and pasting before you could even begin putting a print layout together, which would then entail a host of cumbersome machines in the process thereafter. It is very difficult for technology to work. Even now the technology is still developing, the latest product I know is a good digital heat press machine that can create a graphic design printed directly in any type of outfit in just a mere minute.

Graphic Means is a documentary film currently in post-production that looks to unveil the fascinating world of graphic design before desktop publishing, and undoubtedly inspire in you feelings of unconditional love for your MacBook for simplifying your life one thousandfold. Take a look at the trailer above, and admire the human ingenuity that was necessary for transforming an idea into a printed page, before heading to the project’s Kickstarter page for more information.

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