Design: Course Titles

Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms Edited with text by Katy Deepwell.

The term “artivism” seems to have become a catchword for any woman’s empowerment through the arts. This volume aims to critically dissect this catchword, unveiling the diversity of practices and realities that it comprises.

Representing a >>more
Valiz/Plural Series
ISBN 9789492095725
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 448 pgs / 400 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 In stock

Graphic Design in the Post-Digital Age Introduction by Demian Conrad. Text by Silvio Lorusso.

Through interviews with more than 20 designers, Graphic Design in the Post-Digital Age looks at the challenges and opportunities of the fast-changing world of creative coding within a growing community of designers opting to make >>more
Set Margins' publications
ISBN 9789083270692
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Pbk, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 480 pgs / 53 color / 6 duotone / 106 b&w / 8 tritone.
Pub Date: 09/05/2023 In stock

Productive Archiving Edited with introduction by Ernst van Alphen.

This critical anthology addresses three often-overlooked issues facing archival organizations: the question of inclusion in or exclusion from the archive; the loss of individuality and specificity in the archive; the danger of homogenization; and the >>more
ISBN 9789493246164
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 272 pgs / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/13/2023 Out of stock

Radical Fashion Exercises Edited with text by Laura Gardner, Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran. Text by Laura & Deanna Fanning, Kate Fletcher, Nakako Hayashi, Elisa van Joolen, Maria Kley, Martine Rose, Clemens Thornquist, Otto von Busch, et al.

This copious collection of bottom-up activities, prompts and workshops designed by contributors from all around the globe explores fashion in an expanded context. Designers, curators, artists, educators, fashion practitioners, DIY home sewers, students and other >>more
ISBN 9789493246195
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Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 304 pgs / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/03/2023 In stock

Seeing <—> Making: Room for Thought By Susan Buck-Morss, Kevin McCaughey, Adam Michaels.

Renowned philosopher Susan Buck-Morss collaborates with Kevin McCaughey of Boot Boyz Biz and Adam Michaels of Inventory Press on this experimental image-text renewal of McLuhan, Berger and Benjamin.
Seeing Making: Room for Thought both studies >>more
Inventory Press
ISBN 9781941753538
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.75 in. / 400 pgs / 600 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/09/2024 Out of stock

Slow Spatial Reader Edited with text by Carolyn F. Strauss.

The essays in this volume chronicle projects and ideas that analyze the nuances of spatial experience: reaching into the cracks of the body, probing the fuzzy borders of atmospheres, extending out across both geographical and >>more
ISBN 9789492095978
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Pbk, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 352 pgs.
Pub Date: 11/02/2021 In stock

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest By Silas Munro. Introduction by Colette Gaiter. Text by Stephen Coles..

Organized into chapters that explore the many ways to express dissent (RESIST!, VOTE!, STRIKE!, TEACH! and LOVE!), Strikethrough presents more than 120 signs, posters, publications and ephemera in vivid imagery and incisive prose. From the >>more
Letterform Archive Books
ISBN 9781736863305
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Hbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 280 pgs / 500 color.
Pub Date: 10/18/2022 In stock

The Complete Commercial Artist: Making Modern Design in Japan, 1928–1930 Edited with text by Gennifer Weisenfeld.

From 1928 to 1930, Tokyo publisher Ars issued The Complete Commercial Artist: a fully illustrated journal of commercial design for both commercial retail spaces and print design. Featuring countless original designs, its 24 volumes were >>more
Letterform Archive Books
ISBN 9781736863343
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Pbk, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 432 pgs / 300 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/12/2024 In stock

The Failed Painter By Ian Lynam.

A personal book about material anxiety in creative work, The Failed Painter discusses singular and multiple production processes, perfectibility and imperfectability in times of virtual surface, and hunger for authenticity. Writing in the persona of >>more
Set Margins' publications
ISBN 9789083318820
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Pbk, 4 x 7 in. / 222 pgs / 44 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/05/2023 In stock

The Impossibility of Silence: Writing for Designers, Artists & Photographers By Ian Lynam.

Ian Lynam's The Impossibility of Silence is a book for artists, photographers and designers interested in approaching writing about their vocation and culture. Drawing upon decades of experience as a writer, designer, artist and teacher, >>more
Set Margins' publications
ISBN 9789083270685
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Pbk, 4 x 7 in. / 212 pgs / 39 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/05/2023 In stock

What Is Post-Branding? Edited with text by Jason Grant, Oliver Vodeb.

Brands aren’t just intruding on culture, they are our culture: they are the sponsored mechanisms for constructing and manipulating meaning and human identity. But should we cede such a fundamental human need to the market? >>more
Set Margins' publications
ISBN 9789083270678
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Pbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 264 pgs / 138 color / 29 duotone / 39 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/05/2023 In stock

Who Can Afford to Be Critical? Edited with introduction by Afonso Matos. Text by Silvio Lorusso, J. Dakota Brown, Marianela D'Aprile, Evening Class, Somnath Batt, Danielle Aubert, Jack Henrie Fisher, Alan Smart, Greg Mihalko.

Design schools increasingly urge students to address social, political and environmental issues in their work. But who can afford to work in this way after graduation?
In a dynamic style that draws from multiple contributors, Who >>more
Set Margins' publications
ISBN 9789083270630
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 92 pgs / 25 duotone.
Pub Date: 09/05/2023 Out of stock

Design as an Attitude: New Edition By Alice Rawsthorn. Edited by Clément Dirié.

Acclaimed author Alice Rawsthorn revises her bestselling field guide to design in the wake of a pandemic, technological change and the escalating climate emergency.
Four years after its initial release, Alice Rawsthorn's bestselling book is >>more
ISBN 9783037645826
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 224 pgs / 28 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/27/2022 In stock

100 Whites By Kenya Hara.

White not only plays an important role in Japanese cultures in general but also in the work of Kenya Hara, art director for Muji. In 100 Whites, Hara gives 100 examples of white, such as >>more
Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037785799
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Hbk, 5.25 x 7.75 in. / 224 pgs / 5 color.
Pub Date: 06/18/2019 In stock

Graphic Design Is (…) Not Innocent Edited by Ingo Offermanns.

Combining case studies with critical essays, Graphic Design Is (…) Not Innocent asks: who is graphic design for? Who does it exclude, in its seemingly neutral labor? What social and political effects does it bring >>more
ISBN 9789492095909
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Pbk, 5.5 x 9.5 in. / 352 pgs / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/01/2022 In stock

What Design Can’t Do By Silvio Lorusso.

In focusing on creating preferable conditions, the discipline of design is optimistic by default. And yet, vernacular manifestations of skepticism, dissatisfaction and even resentment toward design abound. Instead of systematically discarding them, can these "sad >>more
Set Margins' Publications
ISBN 9789083350134
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Pbk, 5 x 8 in. / 352 pgs / 75 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/26/2024 Out of stock