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Don't Sleep : The Urgent Messages of Oliver Munday

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Part personal history, part design philosophy, and part advocacy, this volume showcases the work of Oliver Munday. Employing humor and menace in equal measure, Munday wields graphic design as a tool of empowerment, activism, and resistance. Drawing from the history and utility of twentieth- century agitprop, from Russian Constructivism to the Black Panthers, Munday updates a timeless medium for the social media age with his stark and often unsettling imagery.

Drawing on the madness of the 24-hour news cycle, Munday’s illustrations have been featured on the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times, the New Yorker, Time Magazine, and the Atlantic. Munday exploits a digital platform to poke fun at the 2016 presidential election, renounces warfare in the age of drones, and examines the tragic legacies of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner, offering a perspective that must not be overlooked. His design, reflecting influences from Paul Rand to Globe Poster, champions a think more, design less philosophy with the ultimate goal to provoke contemplation and even meaningful action.

Published by Rizzoli, 2018

Hardcover, 224 pages, full color, 7 × 10 inches

ISBN: 978-0-8478-6162-0