Cannibals / Ian Lynam
A handbook of dubious exercises, tips, and rants about becoming a designer who teaches... and a handbook for designers who happen to be in the midst of being taught.
A volume of new essays about design, education, hope, dread, delight, misery, and—of course!—sex from Tokyo-based designer and educator Ian Lynam. Cannibals is part-innately relatable pop narrative, part-irreverent mythology, and part-searing critical analysis of design culture today.
- Group projects, process, and writing.
- Methods versus methodologies.
- Mentorship, homework, and tantric computing.
- Colleagues and death.
- Prepress 101 and group hugs.
- The utter importance of taking a walk once in a while.
- Accountability, vulnerability, and debt, debt, debt.
- Locale, dissent, listening versus hearing, and more about writing.
- Allies, divergent pedagogy, and our old pal Kierkegaard.
- Some other stuff, form, content, and misanthropy.
- Theory, practice, and more misanthropy.
- Getting started teaching.
- Multi-tasking, quality, and nostalgia.
- The importance of reading, unpopular perspectives on globalism, and some advice on the current stock market.
Typeset in a family of digital typefaces from Wordshape called Kirimomi Display.
Designed by Ian Lynam
Published by Wordshape
Softcover, 92 pages, stapled, 3-color offset, 5.88 × 8.25 inches