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, color palettes, forms, and structures are used and reused in new ways all the time.
Your assignment is to find five archetypes of graphic design that were produced before 1900 and five works that are visually similar or show influence and were produced at least 100 years after the early version. The two works can show similarity in form (e.g., line, shape, color, typography), content (e.g., people, animals, plants), or both.