Critique: The War of Design

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USD $15.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)
Designers:
Ian Lynam
Publisher:
Wordshape
Categories:
Publications

Critique: The War of Design is a brand new 64-page booklet by Ian Lynam about critique in graphic design and educational contexts. And semiotics. And criticism. And some other stuff. It is a booklet for students, teachers and designers alike.

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Critique: The War of Design is about how to approach design critique from cultural and critical perspectives.

Lovingly offset printed in a mix of three colors, Critique mixes 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 applied to some of the silkiest Japanese papers globally.

TOPICS WITHIN:

– Defining critique
– Crits in context
– Denotation and connotation
– Some mean-spirited writing about grunge music
– Some more mean-spirited writing about grunge typography
– Giving and receiving critical feedback
– Honing your inner critic
– Honing your inner critic

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