“The old fellows stole all of our best ideas!”
—Frederic W. Goudy
An archetype is defined as “an original model after which other similar things are patterned.” In other words, an archetype is a classic example. Archetypes exist in all the arts. Ideas, images, colour palettes, forms, and structures are used and reused in new ways all the time.
Find five archetypes of graphic design that were produced before 1900 and five works that are visually similar or show the influence and were produced at least 100 years after the early version.