Don't Sleep: The Urgent Messages of Oliver Munday


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

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