Critique: The War of Design

Price:
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 now available wholesale for $10.00 per copy postpaid when ordering 7 or more copies. This publication is an invaluable teaching tool for design and art educators alike and is used in the curricula at CalArts, Temple University, RISD, VCFA, and other schools globally. The wholesale purchase button follows.

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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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