The past 25 years have been rich in terms of graphic design history. We’ve seen monumental changes, and our sister magazine Computer Arts has been there to bring you the lowdown on everything that’s happened in graphic design and illustration. The magazine hit the newsstands in 1995, meaning a quarter of a century has passed, so it seems like the perfect time to take a look at how exactly the industry has evolved in that time.
In this article, we look back at some of the biggest moments, milestones, trends and developments over the last 25 years, and to provide a broad perspective, we’ve asked the opinion of some well-known industry names.
For further exploration of what’s happening in graphic design, see our post on the hottest graphic design trends, and put them to use with our pick of the best tools for graphic designers.