Visual Strategies for the Apocalypse

17 March 2019 ● 1 min read ● 4 images

Visual Strategies for the Apocalypse is about overcoming what I term “Creative Constipation™”. It is a 112-page booklet with contributions from leading designers and design educators like Matthew Scott Barnes, Natalia Ilyin, Nikki Juen, Yoon Soo Lee, Matthew Monk, David Peacock, Michael Scaringe, and Lorena Howard-Sheridan, along with James Hultquist-Todd of JTD Type, James Edmondson of Oh No Type Co, visual artist Griffin McPartland, Adolf Loos and the late Koichi Sato.

Topics within:

– The relationship between Big Tech and child labor

– The even more complicated relationship between Fast Fashion and Thor, God of Thunder

– Space, time and selfishness

– Contrast, cropping and partying

– Chance processes

– Imitation, flattery, history and desktop publishing

– Collage as strategy

– The function of drawing

– Ornament and making shit up

More info about Visual Strategies for the Apocalypse is here in the micro-site that I designed for it:

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Ian Lynam

I'm a creative director in Tokyo, Japan

I'm a graphic designer, design educator, design critic and design writer who has been based in Tokyo for 19 years.

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