Graphic Design in 1949

·       January 11 – The first “networked” television broadcasts take place, as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on air, connecting east coast and mid-west programming in the United State.

·       January 28 – Stalin and anti-Semitism: the media in Soviet Union resume a savage propaganda campaign against “rootless cosmopolitans”, a euphemism for soviet Jews, accusing them for being pro-Western antisocialist.

·       March 24 – The 21st Academy Awards ceremony is held. The movie Hamlet win the Academy Awards for Best Picture.

·       March 25 – A first issued of weekly magazine Paris Match published in France.

·       April 14 – the N'Ko alphabet is held to have been completed by Solomana Kante.

·       June 24 – The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, airs on NBC in the United States.

·       September 29 – The First Plenary Session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference approves a design for the Flag of the People's Republic of China.

·       During the 1940s, graphic design appeared in propaganda posters of the era, such as the “We Can Do It” poster with Rosie the Riveter. Slogans were short, to the point, and added to a graphic that set the tone.

·       As technology began to change and become available to more people, the entire industry that would become known as graphic design began to emerge.