Modes of Criticism 3 - Design and Democracy
The third volume of Modes of Criticism focuses on graphic design’s struggle in dealing with political issues in recent years.
From the bankruptcy of “subvertising” to the rise of the post-truth after Trump’s election and Brexit, and a permanent state of rebranding, there are new contexts demanding new strategies.
Questioning the discipline’s misconstruction of terminology such as “design activism,” while examining multiple tactics, their discourse, shortfalls and potential, this volume opens up an intersection between design and democracy.
With contributions by Els Kuijpers, Angela Mitropoulos, Laura Gordon, Decolonising Design Group, Silvio Lorusso, Luke Pendrell and James Trafford.
Published annually, Modes of Criticism is a journal of design criticism. Each issue examines what is meant by “criticality” in design, and works towards the politicization of design discourse and practice through a variety of disciplinary intersections.
Edited and designed by Francisco Laranjo
Published by Onomatopee, 2017
Softcover, 96 pages, 23 full color & 71 duotone images, 8.2 × 5.9 inches