Critique: The War of Design
A new booklet from designer, design critic, and design educator Ian Lynam about critique in graphic design and educational contexts. And semiotics. And criticism.
Critique: The War of Design is about how to approach design critique from cultural and critical perspectives. Mixing symbolism, memoir, institutional critique, a thorough walloping of some of design’s heroes, very silly illustrations, lovingly-placed clip art, and a pinch of ritual sacrifice, this zine is intended to be a useful resource for students, teachers, and designers.
Topics include defining critique; crits in context; denotation and connotation; mean-spirited writing about grunge music and grunge typography; giving and receiving critical feedback, and honing your inner critic.
Edited by Taro Nettleton
Published by Wordshape, 2019
Softcover, 64 pages, 1-color offset, 5.8 × 8.25 inches