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.
Table of Contents:
1. Style? Strategy! On Communication Design as Meaning Production by Els Kuijpers
2. Continuous Rebranding: Interview with Angela Mitropoulos
3. Graphic Design Against Brexit (and Beyond) by Laura Gordon
4. Design Activism: A Conversation by the Decolonising Design Group
5. Linkedin Society by Silvio Lorusso
6. Hardwired Hegemony: Art & Design After Neoliberalism by Luke Pendrell and James Trafford
Editor: Francisco Laranjo
Design: Francisco Laranjo
Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.9 in.