Mr. Michael Delahunt

Graphic Design 1 & 2
The "Absence of Ugliness"


Before you begin designing as a graphic designer using industry standard software, you need to cultivate a proper mind set.

In an editorial titled "Absence of Ugliness", Rick Altman has described the mind set a student needs to maintain while learning to design.

Rick Altman is editor-at-large for Corel Magazine. Corel, with Adobe, is among the leading software companies producing tools for graphic designers.


Rick Altman's article can be found on the Web. Please read this article at least twice before you write the assignment:



Here's your link to this article,
published on a set of five short Web pages.




To be announced, or as announced in class.



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ArtLex has thousands of articles about art terms used in art production, art criticism, art history, aesthetics, and art education. I created ArtLex for my students, to help them increase their understanding of art concepts, readings, writings, and conversations. Some of the hyperlinks found on the pages about my elementary art program will take you to ArtLex articles about terms on these pages.


I have taught art at three elementary schools in the Paradise Valley Unified School district (northeastern Phoenix and north Scottsdale) from 1986-. I began publishing information about my classes on the Web in 1995. I taught at Pinnacle High School during the 2001-2002 school year, and posted these lessons that year. I will maintain them as time permits.



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