Seeing Things: Collected Writing on Art, Craft and Design
Alison Britton’s essential anthology – back by popular demand in a new and updated edition.
Off the Grid: Histories of Belgian Graphic Design
Edited and designed by Sara De Bondt
This book offers a collaborative panorama of Belgian graphic design history from a multiplicity of perspectives, with essays on type design, colonisation and labour relations among other subjects. Contributors include historians, practising designers, teachers and first-hand accounts. Off the Grid includes new writing on well-known – Paul Ibou, Boudewijn Delaere – as well as lesser-known figures – Sophie Alouf, Jeanine Behaeghel. With hundreds of previously unpublished illustrations such as posters, signage, typography, packaging, book design, logos and archival photographs. Contributors: Jan Ceuleers, Jo De Baerdemaeker, BINGO [Belgian Institute of Graphic Design], Sara De Bondt, Katrien Van Haute, Richard Hollis, Jean-Michel Meyers, Hilde Pauwels, Hugo Puttaert and Katarina Serulus
Graphic Cultures gathers 45 thought-provoking essays by leading design critic Rick Poynor about graphic design and visual communication, written in the past two decades. Poynor writes as a non-designer deeply immersed in the practice of graphic communication. Many of the essays were first published in the renowned American magazine Print, where he was a columnist for 17 years. These incisive pieces – speculative, polemical and questioning – focus on key tendencies and trends, prevailing ideas and new departures. The collection is divided into three thematic sections, offering alternative critical perspectives on the field. Topics of inquiry include design’s relationship to business, design criticism, graphic design history, the canon, graphic authorship, critical graphic design, design celebrity, the urgent need to decolonise the discipline, and whether graphic design is still an apt term for what graphic communicators do.
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