Dealing with indecisive clients, clashing public opinion and sh*t pay (sounds like the job of a writer as well tbh), the process of graphic designing has no doubt changed throughout the times. Often the unsung heroes of the publishing industry, and various other industries, the work of a graphic designer is not easy.
Close your eyes now and you would imagine an individual clad head to toe in minimal shades of white, black, navy or grey wearing thick frame Oliver People's spectacles and staring into an iMac drawing and designing away as the norm for today's graphic designer.
But back in the day before computers were a thing, graphic designers used scalpels, tracing pads and huge pieces of machinery to create visuals with such intricate details and precision that would even make a surgeon sweat.
Graphic Means is a documentary that explores the graphic design production of the '50s through the '90s from linecaster to photocomposition and from paste-up to PDF.
Check out the trailer above and pre-order your copy here.