How did they do it without InDesign?
June 8, 2011 12:04 PM Subscribe
How did basic design work (say, for advertising posters) happen in the analog days? Can I still do it that way today?
posted by bubukaba to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
A student club I was involved with in college had a collection of beautiful posters from the '60s-'80s that were made on a small scale (to advertise events on campus) but that were still very put-together looking, way more beautiful than anything we were capable of when I was there. I suspect these things were made by either silkscreening or playing around with copy machines (or both?) - but I don't know for sure.
I also see things like the liner notes
for the Anthology of American Folk Music, but I have no idea how they were laid out (especially the typesetting - a typewriter with a bunch of different fonts?)
Help me make beautiful things that don't have "computer" written all over them!
(Perhaps the answer is just to get better at using InDesign. If you have any pointers on bringing together analog style with digital tools, that would be fantastic too).