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.

Add to Cart

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.

Add to Cart

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

Add to Cart


You Might Also Like:

Corinthians Press 002

Publications

Pre-order Corinthians Press 002, the new 324-page bilingual J/E book featuring new visual work and essays by Patrick Tsai, Shirana Shahbazi, Chris Ro, Naohiro Utagawa, Ian Lynam, Mr. Keedy, Yuko Amano, Ed Fella, Yuki Kameguchi, Scott Massey, Yunim Kim, and Chris Duncan.

Idea #395: Designing the Digital World: Game Experience and User Interface

Idea + Publications

This issue of IDEA is completely devoted to games: an experimental visual review of the history of UI design in digital games, with game selection and editorial supervision by game developer and AI researcher Youichirou Miyake.

Writing Writing

Publications

A new collection of writing and design by Ian Lynam, Matthew Monk, Randy Nakamura, Chris Ro, and Gail Swanlund

Pudding #1

Publications

We are so happy to feature the very first issue of Pudding, a new bilingual English/Korean design and music journal!

Why is the salaryman carrying a surfboard?

Publications

“Why is the salaryman carrying a surfboard?” is a Japanese and English bilingual book by Ray Masaki about the history and context of institutional white supremacy and Westernization in the Japanese design industry.

IDEA #394: Class for Graphic Design Circle of Education, Research and Practice

Idea + Publications

The latest issue of IDEA is devoted to different aspects of design education globally.