NOTAMUSE: A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe


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This book exclusively presents works by exceptional female designers, responding to the perception of a predominantly male presence in graphic design. It is not about discovering something inherently “female” and defining “feminine” design but exists instead to counter the male-dominated discourse that currently exists.

The carefully selected graphic works range from commissioned assignments to self-initiated artistic projects and exploratory design research. The projects are intended to demonstrate how diverse contemporary graphic design can be.

This visual presentation is complemented by interviews conducted with 22 notable female designers, sociologists, and design theorists. To shed light on the lack of visibility of women in design, the editors focus on design philosophy, perceptions, and ideals that undergird the industry, considering as well how these constructs shape female experiences in everyday work situations.

Edited by Silva Baum, Claudia Scher, Lea Sievertsen

Designed by Silva Baum, Claudia Scher, Lea Sievertsen

Published by Niggli Verlag, 2019

Hardcover, 416 pages, 800 color images, 8.7 × 12.3 inches

ISBN: 978-3-7212-0993-8

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