How has design changed since 1980?

Zachary Petit for Print magazine:

So, how has design—and especially “award-winning design”—changed over the last three-and-a-half decades? We decided to break out the very first Regional Design Annual and find out. […] Why all the black and white? Cost restrictions made it so that longtime editor Martin Fox and his team could only select a handful of designs to feature in full color. Imagine how some of these would sing with just a few pops …

Thirty-six years looks even longer ago when viewing some of these designs. It makes me wonder what average, every-day designs were like. / 855-MORR ART / 303-432-2922