With Design Activism, a movement to treasure in times of rising populism around the world, the exhibition By the People: Designing a better America at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, in NYC is just about what it says - everyday citizens cooking up solutions to what ails their communities. It talks about how design efforts around the country are helping in making the country a better place, which is a major issue under the...

Europe before WW II underwent enormous social, political and technological change. To capture some of these changes through contemporary commercial print, Philip James at the V&A’s National Art Library developed the ‘Jobbing Printing Collection’. Through his professional network, he requested samples of work from high-profile companies and designers in Europe and North America – including items designed by members of the Bauhaus school, made for...

Based in Lausanne, Switzerland Dennis Moya is a designer with many talents and even more obsessions. Swiss design is his religion, poster design is ,one of, his crafts and Instagram posts his hobby – as long as they pay respect to the ‘Swiss Style’ posters that are capturing anyone’s attention through the streets of Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich or St Gallen. Luckily for us his @swissposters account is open to follow and...

A zine RESIST! is a free 40-page tabloid newspaper of political comics and graphics by mostly female artists. It is edited by Françoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker, and writer Nadja Spiegelman. “During our open call for submissions at the end of 2016, we received over 1,000 images from artists across the country and the world. The printed paper is a distillation of that powerful collective female voice and an affirmation of all we stand for...

My entire job is all about collaboration and dialogue” says acclaimed graphic designer Julia Born on her recent fruitful collaboration with artist Shannon Ebner, aptly named “A Public Character”. “Every assignment, every project I make is developed in conversation with other people, be it artists, institutions, curators, printers, binders, etc. Books perhaps illustrate this collaborative effort in an extreme way, as there are so many parties involved throughout the...

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