De Stijl was the art movement from 1917-1930’s. It consist of lines, squares and basic colours. It was founded in the Neverland’s by a small group of artists and architects which later became recognised throughout Europe.  In the 1920’s Paul Schuitema began his work in Graphic Design. He applied the principles of Constructivism and De Stijl to his work of Commercial advertising. His work consist of a series of flyers and posters. His techniques varied as he used photomontage, photography and typography in his work. These techniques are simple but effective if used properly, today we use technology to do this. It is sometimes quicker and easier to do it on a computers but, the tools that are used on the computer are almost the same as the tools they were using years ago. For an example the crop tool, paintbrush, rotate and so on. In the first word war from 1914-1918 it  showed that slogans and words were rubbish, that romance ended in bloodshed and that heroism was for profit. He claimed that art was lost and that Graphic art was more functional. Often in his work he world use the colours red, white and black with a bold san-serif font. This is similar to the works of Aleksandr Rodchenko, you can see the constructivist influence. But despite Schuitema’s big role in Typography for mass commercial advertising, he remains less recognised then his contemporaries.

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