Design of Dissent

Voorkant
Rockport Publishers, 2005 - 239 pagina's
Dissent is an essential part of keeping democratic societies healthy, and our ability as citizens to voice our opinion is not only our privilege but our responsibility. Without this dialogue, the backbone of what we have fought so desperately for could easily crumble.

Over the past several decades, we have seen the number of democratic societies around the globe increase, and during the past ten years, there has been a heightened awareness of the increasing conflicts and problems that both directly and indirectly affect our everyday lives. With the Middle East∆s never ending conflict, the war on terrorism, and the numerous financial and environmental crises, people∆s sense of safety, power, and representation has diminished in part because they feel they have no voice.

Designers, however, have used their skills to communicate their dissent throughout history and are doing so even more now with the birth of the Web and the increasing ease of distributing posters and other printed materials. A picture is worth a thousand words and designers have used this adage to their advantage by creating simple yet powerful designs that immediately convey poignant messages to their viewers. The Design of Dissent will examine graphic work focusing on social and political concerns from around the globe. The time is certainly ripe as the U.S. -- and world -- flare in opposition on so many important issues.

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Many pieces in this book demonstrate the power of an image to take your breath away and jolt you out of your comfort zone. The editors have collected images from all over the world, from designers ... Volledige review lezen

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With a vibrant display of buttons, posters and leaflets that protest the Iraq war, the corporate media, the Israeli military and all points between, this book cuts a wide swath, indeed. Assembled by ... Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (2005)

Milton Glaser is an internationally known artist and illustrator. Born on June 26, 1929 in New York City, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy. He has had an eclectic career, starting the Push-Pin design studio in 1954 while teaching at the School of Visual Arts. Collections of his designs appear in book form, including Milton Glaser: Graphic Design and The Underground Gourmet Cookbook. Glaser is perhaps best known for his creation of the I Love NY logo, but he has also created numerous other logos for various entities, including the one for Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- winning play, Angels in America. In 1968 he co-founded New York magazine, and in 1974, his own company, Milton Glaser Inc. In 2004, Glaser won a National Design Award Lifetime Achievement from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2009, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.

Mirko Ilic is founder of Mirko Ilic Corp., in New York City. He has received medals from Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, and Society of Newspaper Design. Ilic is co-author of The Anatomy of Design with Steven Heller and co-author of The Design of Dissent with Milton Glaser. http://www.mirkoilic.com

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