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A Line Which Forms a Volume


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The first edition of a critical reader of graphic design-led research that is edited, written, designed, and published by MA Graphic Design Media course participants at the London College of Communication. 

A Line Which Forms a Volume takes its name from a subheading in the 1996 essay “The Book as Object,” written by Michel Butor. Butor writes that threads of thought and speech must be set into lines, lines divided into columns, and columns stacked along a third axis of depth to form a volume. The notion of ‘volume’ as a publication, as well as the space that something occupies and as a quality of something audible, lends itself to the endeavor of A Line Which Forms a Volume to make graphic design research public.

A Line Which Forms a Volume is curious, evolving and current, and aims to thread the research of participants into the wider contexts of design criticism and publishing.

Edited by Katie Evans and Gabriela Matuszyk

Designed by Aldo Caprini and Carlos Romo-Melgar

Published by MA Graphic Design Media, London College of Communication, 2018

Softcover, 143 pages, b&w, 4.10 × 5.75 inches

ISSN: 2515-9801