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Week 1-2 Lecture Notes

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Week 1-2 Lecture Notes 4131W

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Abbi Stark
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History of Graphic Design
Barbara Martinson

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Notes from Barbara Martinson's lectures for the first two weeks of class
History of Graphic Design
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This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Abbi Stark on Wednesday September 16, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 4131W at University of Minnesota taught by Barbara Martinson in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 84 views. For similar materials see History of Graphic Design in Graphic Design at University of Minnesota.

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Date Created: 09/16/15
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