Graphic Design, as a professional field, is arguably a young discipline. The commercial trade of the 18th and 19th centuries, the labeling of conflicts and wars, political agendas and propaganda formed this new visual language into projects that were archived and exhibited, stories that were printed and disseminated, courses that were taught and studied. Graphic Design history is based on popularity, personal preference/taste, predefined agendas and the social status of the people that have written and rewritten about it—returning to the same standardized canons over and over again. A selection of figures and collective movements that have impacted the evolution and history of the modern design world.