Pink Circles, Blue Squares: A Practical Guide to Help Fight Gender Biases in Graphic Design


Pink Circles, Blue Square is a resource for educators and students seeking to understand and counter gender biases in graphic design. Author, educator and designer Vic Rodriguez Tang's thesis research into this topic has culminated in an accessible volume that synthesizes historical and sociological aspects of graphic design gender bias.

Written in a casual and relatable tone, the book is intended to help design professionals facilitate conversations and dialogue. Unpacking visual gender biases can have deep impact in classrooms and workplaces

This practical guide is influenced by queer design history, the subversion of visual gender stereotypes, the practice of questioning heteronormative and patriarchal practices, and Rodriguez Tang's exploration of ways to ‘queerify’ graphic design.

Topics include gender and shapes, gender and fonts, gender and color, and advice for creating a course and workshop projects.

Includes bibliography

Edited by Julia Bayles

Designed and published by Vic Rodriguez Tang
Open edition, 2022

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Graphic Design in the Graphic Design program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont

Softcover, 180 pages, b&w, 6 × 9 inches

ISBN: 979-8-21-025066-7

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