The Natural Enemies of Books:
A messy history of women in printing and typography
The Natural Enemies of Books is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, printers, typographers and typesetters, highlighting the print industry’s inequalities and proposing a takeover of the history of the book.
Edited by feminist graphic design collective MMS (Maryam Fanni, Matilda Flodmark and Sara Kaaman), The Natural Enemies of Books includes newly commissioned essays and poems by Kathleen Walkup, Ida Börjel, Jess Baines, Ulla Wikander and conversations with former typesetters Inger Humlesjö, Ingegärd Waaranperä, Gail Cartmail and Megan Downey, as well as reprints of the original book and other publications.
The Natural Enemies of Books is funded by the Artistic Board and through an artist-in-residence period at Grafikens Hus, in collaboration with the Södertälje Konstnärskrets.
One and Many Mirrors:
Perspectives on Graphic Design Education
One and Many Mirrors is a compilation of writing by practitioners and educators who question the rules and hierarchies of graphic design education today. The book includes interviews with, and essays by Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Vincent Chan, Europa, Rob Giampietro, Corinne Gisel, James Langdon, Nina Paim, Lucille Tenazas, Teal Triggs and many others.
Edited by two design educators – Australian designer-publisher Brad Haylock and New Zealand designer-musician Luke Wood – the book holds a mirror up to the ways in which the field of graphic design is imagined, taught, received and reproduced. This book is essential reading for all educators, students and practitioners who are concerned with where graphic design education has come from and where it might be heading.