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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/16/2021

AIGA Presents 'CAPS LOCK' author Ruben Pater lecturing on Design and Capitalism

Tuesday, November 16 at 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST, the AIGA and Artbook | D.A.P. present Ruben Pater, author of CAPS LOCK: How Capitalism Took Hold of Graphic Design, and How to Escape from It, published by Valiz. Click here to register for this Zoom webinar followed by a Q&A with Lee-Sean Huang. Scroll down to read more about the book!

AIGA Presents 'CAPS LOCK' author Ruben Pater lecturing on Design and Capitalism

Our current economic system could not exist without the number systems, coins, banknotes, documents, advertisements, interfaces, typefaces and information graphics that graphic designers have helped to create. Even speculative design and social design play their part in fueling the economic system. Capitalism has brought tremendous wealth, but it has not done so evenly. Extreme income inequality and environmental destruction is the price future generations have to pay for unbridled economic growth. The question is whether ethical graphic design is even possible under such conditions.

CAPS LOCK uses clear language and visual examples to show how graphic design and capitalism are inextricably linked. By sharing examples of radical design practices that challenge the supremacy of the market, it hopes to inspire a different kind of graphic design.

RUBEN PATER (born 1977) was trained as a graphic designer and works in journalism, activism, education and graphic design under the name Untold Stories. His work has received several international prizes and he has participated in many exhibitions worldwide. His first book, The Politics of Design (2016), has been an inspirational sourcebook for design students, artists and visual communicators in many different places and contexts; Eye on Design wrote: "It’s the kind of literature that should be handed out to all students on their first days at art school, along with all the Albers, Berger, Benjamin and Sontag that form the backbone of the design curriculum—an up-to-date assessment of the landscape through which all modern visual practitioners must navigate."

'CAPS LOCK' by Ruben Pater
Thursday, November 16
1-2 PM EST / 10-11 AM PST
Zoom webinar with Q&A
Register here!
AIGA Presents 'CAPS LOCK' author Ruben Pater lecturing on Design and Capitalism
AIGA Presents 'CAPS LOCK' author Ruben Pater lecturing on Design and Capitalism
AIGA Presents 'CAPS LOCK' author Ruben Pater lecturing on Design and Capitalism
AIGA Presents 'CAPS LOCK' author Ruben Pater lecturing on Design and Capitalism
AIGA Presents 'CAPS LOCK' author Ruben Pater lecturing on Design and Capitalism
AIGA Presents 'CAPS LOCK' author Ruben Pater lecturing on Design and Capitalism
AIGA Presents 'CAPS LOCK' author Ruben Pater lecturing on Design and Capitalism

CAPS LOCK: How Capitalism Took Hold of Graphic Design, and How to Escape from It

CAPS LOCK: How Capitalism Took Hold of Graphic Design, and How to Escape from It

VALIZ
Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 528 pgs / 600 color / 100 b&w.

$27.50  free shipping