The third volume of Modes of Criticism focuses on graphic design’s struggle in dealing with political issues in recent years. From the bankruptcy of subvertising, to the rise of the ‘post-truth’ after Trump’s election and Brexit, and a permanent state of rebranding, there are new contexts demanding new strategies. Questioning the discipline’s misconstruction of terminology such as ‘design activism’, while examining multiple tactics, their discourse, shortfalls and potential, this volume opens up an intersection between design and democracy.
Contents Style? Strategy! On Communication Design as Meaning Production,Els Kuijpers Continuous Rebranding: Interview withAngela Mitropoulos Graphic Design Against Brexit (and Beyond),Laura Gordon Design Activism: A Conversation by theDecolonising Design Group Linkedin Society,Silvio Lorusso Hardwired Hegemony: Art & Design After Neoliberalism,Luke Pendrell and James Trafford
softcover 208 x 129 MM / 8.2 x 5.9 inches standing 96 pages
Editor: Francisco Laranjo
Author: Els Kuijpers, Angela Mitropoulos, Laura Gordon, Decolonising Design Group, Silvio Lorusso, Luke Pendrell, James Trafford.