Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Design Issues: How Graphic Design Informs Society Paperback – November 1, 2001
From the Publisher
Design That Is Firmly Grounded in Society / As Demand for Socially Responsible Design Writing Grows, Founders of Acclaimed "Design Issues" Column Reach Out to New Audiences
The "Design Issues" column in the respected Communications Arts Magazine is known for attracting some of the country's best design thinkers and practitionersand for drawing an ever-growing crowd of design aficionados to magazine stands. Encouraged by the column's fourth year of unbroken popularity, Communications Arts and column editor DK Holland have decided to reach out to a broader, more general readership and have teamed up with publishing house Allworth Press to release thirty-three of the best articles. Provocative and with unpre-cedented candor, this unique collection of essays pushes design another step forward on its recent course from an elite craft to a socially conscious and relevant form of expression.
In DESIGN ISSUES, twenty contributors, ranging from hard-core designers, illustrators, and advertising strategists to artists, writers, and educators, look at contemporary design in a critical, ethical, historical, social, and often humorous context. The voices that come together in this thought-provoking volume are marked by an uncompromisingly critical perspective as they discuss issues such as: designing the shape of brands that are unscrupulously promoted on school grounds; the implications of the global branding warfare; design's role in the blurry outcome of the Presidential ballot; designers' uneasy relationship with reading and language; how graphic design can fosteror underminesocial developments in this world, and much more.
From the Inside Flap
"An abundant cornucopia of design opinions that examines a wide range of subjects by some of the profession's most thoughtful critics and practitioners." Milton Glaser, Milton Glaser, Inc.
"One of the compelling needs of the design profession is to find ways to stimulate thinking about designbeyond simply the daily encounter with visual language. Design Issues fills the need with articulate, thought-provoking essays on matters from the mundane to the idiosyncratic, yet each intriguing in its own right." Richard Grefé, Executive Director, AIGA
"DK brings an intelligence to design that enriches the profession and makes one proud to be a designer." Aubrey Balkind, CEO, Frankfurt Balkind
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?