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Antique Greece: Black Figure Pottery

One of the best resources for finding out about these beauties is also the most obvious: Wikipedia. However the page on the Metropolitan Museum of Arts website is good also, as is the page at Stanford University. Again, wikimedia commons probably has the nicest collection of images, separated into historic categories.

Amongst the many reasons that these artifacts are very appealing to graphic designers is the usage of typography in them. While some of this text actually conveys meaning, working very much like speech bubbles do in contemporary comics; other text is used for purely decorative reasons - which is where the term "greeking" in graphic design actually stems from.




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