Timelines of Design

History will repeat itself, but in order to make change, its essential to know what came before. Several design timelines are worth checking out to fine tune your historical design knowledge, among them Phaidon’s three book tome on industrial design, Design Classics (available as an iPad app as well.) Or, peruse advertising’s key moments in the last 50 years via D&AD’s timeline. And the interactive, informative Design History Timeline shows seminal moments in history, layered with impactful moments in design (like the design of Helvetica).