Designing in the Age of Anxiety

Trump 24K Gold-Plated” (USA, 2016), an unauthorized campaign poster, featured in “The Design of Dissent”

Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic have recently reissued their book The Design of Dissent.

In a recent interview with Fast Company’s Creative Director, Florian Bacheda, they discuss how the anxiety and disorder of our time is changing design.

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Graphic Design: Taking Lives or Saving Them?

It’s not a surprise to most of us that Graphic Design has been credited with taking lives.

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Online Engagement (aka Designing a Slot Machine)

Making an impact online is all about engagement. According to Kara Swisher of “Recode Decode,” it’s often assumed that making an impact is positive. In an interview with Tristan Harris, Swisher says that in her experience, many of those involved in designing online engagement don’t give much thought to what type of impact they are making.

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Symbolizing Despair and Inspiring Hope


I overheard one of my students talking recently about how he has a friend who only contacts him through memes. In fact, he questioned whether this person even exists, since they don’t ever actually speak, they only converse through memes.

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Graphic Designers Get Political


Pin design from Sagmeister & Walsh’s latest project

As Americans await the second debate this weekend with less than a month to go to election day, there are some graphic designers who are taking a stand.

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Fashion Week: When Does It Become Dangerous?


Fashion week is here again. It’s fun, it’s festive, often ludicrous, but is it also dangerous?

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