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Magnus Ericson, Martin Frostner, Zak Kyes, Sara Teleman, Jonas Williamsson (Eds.)Iaspis Forum on Design and Critical Practice
The Reader

Edited by Magnus Ericson, Martin Frostner, Zak Kyes, Sara Teleman and Jonas Williamsson
With contributions by Åbäke & HC Ericson, Nick Currie, Dexter Sinister, Experimental Jetset & Nille Svensson (Sweden Graphics), Will Holder & Samuel Nyholm, Ramia Mazé, Metahaven, Mark Owens & Zak Kyes, Practise & Europa, Emily Pethick

What happens when you look at design as some thing more than a service-based relationship between client and designer? What new strategies and models help to question and challenge the limits of design? What outer circumstances influence this kind of practice?

The Iaspis Forum On Design and Critical Practice has comprised an exhibition, an international seminar and now a publication on investigative, speculative, and critically oriented design. It is based on “Forms of Inquiry: The Architecture of Critical Graphic Design,” an exhibition that revolves around critical graphic design and how design relates to architecture. The exhibition was initiated and produced by the Architectural Association, London 2007. The Reader is based on four conversations between graphic designers about various aspects of design relating to their practices. It also contains a number of interviews and other texts linked to these conversations, and a broader discussion about design and transboundary practice.

Co-published with Iaspis

2009, English/Swedish
12.5 x 21 cm, 445 pages, 35 color and 30 b/w ill., softcover
ISBN 978-1-933128-63-4


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