Critique: The War of Design

26 October ● less than 1 min read ● 1 image
Critique: The War of Design

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.

Not sold on it yet? Critique is typeset in the Biwa and Biwa Stencil families of digital typefaces from Wordshape.

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

You can order Critique: The War of Design via the micro-site here or via Wordshape here: http://wordshape.com/critique/

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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 14 years.

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