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Justin Smith

Conyers, GA, United States

Member since October 09, 2008


  • Manifesto

    Arts & Culture

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    Do you think it could be possible to go through one day in the modern world and not come across one item for purchase that has been graphically designed and screen-printed? The fact is it would be highly unlikely to not come across hundreds of items that have been designed and screened. Screen-printing itself is one of the foundations of graphic design, so why then would they not teach such a skill at a design related school? The art of Screen-printing is one of the greatest inventions that man has ever created. Since it’s conception screen-printing has shaped the way we view the world around us, through various substrates that make up our everyday life. Early forms of screen printing made it possible to circulate information faster to people that would otherwise have no idea of the occurrences around the rest of the world. Screen-printing has also played a vital role in the advancement of fine art and graphic design. The art of poster design and certain promotional materials would be lost without the technique of screening. As the art has evolved and been perfected through advancements in human knowledge and modern technology screen-printing has become an important aspect in our everyday lives, whether we acknowledge it or not. So I ask again why do they not teach the skill at an art school that teaches graphic design? I don’t have a clue. It is to my understanding that my school (The Art Institute of Atlanta) used to teach the foundations of screen-printing some time ago b...