The term graphic design was termed by William Addison Dwiggins as early as 1922 but, it was not in much use until after World War II. Prior to that Graphic Designers were referred as commercial artists.
Graphic Design is part of the art that consists of architecture, product, fashion and interior designing. Graphic design-like activities span the history of humankind: From the caves of Bhimbetka to the miniatures of Mughal at the time and now the most recent identities for various brands. In both this lengthy history and in the relatively recent explosion of visual communication in the 20th and 21st centuries, there is some what a blurring distinction and over-lapping of advertising art, graphic design and fine art.
The Project, “History of Graphic Arts in India” would be an overview of the vast legacy of Graphic Design starting from the cave arts and culminating on to the recent works done in the recent years.
The Project starts off with paintings in the years gone by then onto new contemporary ones and then finally onto the digital form. The latter half of the project is for the designs done mostly in digital media by independent artists and designers.